A Fighting ManTwo men prepare for a boxing match that will change their lives. One fights for redemption, and the other fights for change and hope. It’s a brutal five rounds, filled with cuts, bloody eyes!
Critic Reviews of "A Fighting Man"
Globe and MailApril 25, 2014
Irish guilt, redemption, opportunism, alcoholism ...writer/director Damian Lee puts all across with about as much nuance as a bruising left hook.
Canada.comApril 25, 2014
Lee has drawn nicely underplayed performances from everyone, and there's probably an affecting movie somewhere in all its stories. As it is, A Fighting Man is a boxing film with a particular problem: It can't fill its broad canvas.
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Dominic PurcellBirth date: 17 February 1970, Wallasey, Merseyside, England, UKDescription: Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, Purcell was a bored landscaper who decided to attend a drama school. He became a TV star in Australia before debuting in America as the title character in John Doe (2002). In 2000, he won the Green Card lottery and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Kim CoatesBirth date: 21 February 1958, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaDescription: Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other films include Waterworld and Open Range with Kevin Costner, Grilled with Ray Romano, Silent Hill opposite Sean Bean, Hostage with Bruce Willis, Assault on Precinct 13, Unforgettable, Skinwalkers, and Hero Wanted.Kim returned to Entourage for it's final season as Carl Ertz, the sleazy movie Producer. His performance garnered so much attention in previous seasons that Ertz's return was a direct request. He appeared in a recurring role on CSI Miami. Other prominent guest starring television roles include CSI, CSI NY, Cold Case, and Prison Break. He has had roles in more than 20 MOW's including the NBC miniseries Hercules, and Disney's Scream Team. These dramatic turns on television have earned him Gemini nominations for Best Actor in a Featured Supporting Role for HBO's Dead Silence and Best Performance in a Guest Role Dramatic Series for The Outer Limits.In 2008 Kim starred in and executive produced the film The Poet. Before its wide release it won best picture and best director (Damian Lee) at the New York Staten Island Film festival.At the AOF International Film Festival in Pasadena, Kim received the Half Life Achievement Award for acting in 2009. Kim also won best actor for playing Steve Sorrano in King of Sorrow.Kim starred on Broadway as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, as the title role in Macbeth at the legendary Stratford Theatre, and has appeared in over fifty plays in North America.In the fall of 2010 Kim starred in the blockbuster 3D movie Resident Evil Afterlife, with Mila Jovovich.In 2011, Kim starred in Sacrifice, with Cuba Gooding Jr., A Little Help, with Jenna Fisher, Sinners and Saints and Robosapien.In 2012, Kim starred in the sports comedy Goon along side Seann William Scott, Live Schreiber and Jay Baruchel, for which Kim is nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards. Goon was much lauded by international audiences and critics alike.The FX hit series Sons of Anarchy is going into its 6th season. Kim Coates is Tig Trager, the motorcycle club's sergeant at arms. Tig fears nothing, much like Kim throughout his career.Kim has 3 feature films opening in 2013; Rufus, Ferocious, The Dark Truth which Kim co-produced and starred in along side Forrest Whitaker and Andy Garcia,Kim is currently filming Crossing Lines in Prague with William Fichtner and Donald Sutherland.Kim currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children.
Louis Gossett Jr.Birth date: 27 May 1936, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City. He made his professional acting debut at age 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to New York University on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the New York Knicks, yet he decided to continue his acting career with a role in the Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun". Gossett stepped into the world in cinema in the Sidney Poitier version of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). His role as the tough drill sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) showcased his talent and won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the first African-American male to win an Academy Award in a supporting role, the second to win for acting, and the third to win overall. He also starred as United States Air Force pilot Colonel Charles "Chappy" Sinclair in the action film Iron Eagle (1986) and its sequels.
Adam BeachBirth date: 11 November 1972, Ashern, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to live with their grandmother and then with their uncle and aunt in Winnipeg, where Adam joined drama classes and began acting in local theatre productions.Since then he has appeared in over 60 films and television programs. His performance in the Academy Award-nominated Clint Eastwood-directed Flags of Our Fathers (2006) was phenomenal. He played Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American who was one of the six US Marines to raise the American flag on Iwo Jima and who found the resulting fame hard to handle, subsequently giving way to alcoholism. This alone would have been an emotional role for Adam to play; however, during filming, both his grandmother and best friend passed away. His role as Hayes is both realistic and heartbreaking, earning him two Best Supporting Actor Award Nominations. He stands out well above the rest of the cast.Adam has been further nominated for three Awards for his role in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) including a Golden Globe. He has put in terrific performances in the comedy film Joe Dirt (2001) and the John Woo World War II war epic Windtalkers (2002) in which he co-starred with Nicolas Cage.He headlined the cast in the Walt Disney production Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), featured in John Singleton's Four Brothers (2005) and starred with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in the science fiction-western smash hit Cowboys & Aliens (2011). He had a starring recurring role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Big Love (2006).In 2016, he played Christopher Weiss / Slipknot in the supervillain film Suicide Squad (2016).Adam hopes to be appointed leader of his Lake Manitoba First Nation.
Michael IronsideBirth date: 12 February 1950, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in his teenage years. His initial ambition was to be a writer. At age fifteen, Michael wrote a play called "The Shelter" that won first prize in a Canada-wide university contest; He used the prize money to mount a production of this play. Ironside attended the Ontario College of Art, took acting lessons from Janine Manatis, and studied for three years at the Canadian National Film Board. Ironside worked in construction as a roofer prior to embarking on an acting career.Ironside first began acting in movies in the late 1970s. He received plenty of recognition with his frightening turn as deadly and powerful psychic Darryl Revok in David Cronenberg's Scanners (1981). He was likewise very chilling as vicious misogynistic psychopath Colt Hawker in the underrated Visiting Hours (1982). Other memorable film roles include weary Detective Roersch in the sadly forgotten thriller Cross Country (1983), the crazed Overdog in the immensely enjoyable Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), the hard-nosed Jester in the blockbuster smash Top Gun (1986), ramrod Major Paul Hackett in Extreme Prejudice (1987), loner Vietnam veteran "Ben" in Nowhere to Hide (1987), the ferocious Lem Johnson in Watchers (1988), and lethal immortal General Katana in Highlander II: The Quickening (1991).Moreover, Ironside has appeared in two highly entertaining science fiction features for Paul Verhoeven: At his savage best as the evil Richter in Total Recall (1990) and typically excellent as the rugged Lieutenant Jean Rasczak in Starship Troopers (1997). Ironside showed a more tender and thoughtful side with his lovely and touching performance as a hardened convict who befriends a disabled man in the poignant indie drama gem Chaindance (1991); he also co-wrote the script and served as an executive producer for this beautiful sleeper. Michael was terrific as tough mercenary Ham Tyler on the epic miniseries V (1984), its follow up V: The Final Battle (1984), and subsequent short-lived spin-off series.Ironside also had a recurring role on the television series Seaquest DSV (1993). Among the television series he has done guest spots on are The A-Team (1983), Hill Street Blues (1981), Mike Hammer (1984), The Hitchhiker (1983), Tales from the Crypt (1989), Superman (1996), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), The Outer Limits (1995), ER (1994), Smallville (2001), ER (1994), Desperate Housewives (2004), Justice League (2001) and Masters of Horror (2005). More recently, Ironside garnered a slew of plaudits and a Gemini Award nomination for his outstanding portrayal of shrewd biker gang leader Bob Durelle in the acclaimed Canadian miniseries The Last Chapter II: The War Continues (2003).In addition to his substantial film and television work, Ironside has also lent his distinctive deep voice to TV commercials and video games.
Izaak SmithBirth date: 12 February 1950, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Izaak Smith is an actor, known for Mirror Mirror (2012), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and All of Me (2014).
Jenessa GrantBirth date: 12 February 1950, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Jenessa Grant is an actress, known for Reign (2013) and Orphan Black (2013).
Sheila McCarthyBirth date: 1 January 1956, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Sheila met spouse Peter Donaldson while doing an aerobics warm-up (she was the instructor) while in a punk-rock production of "Godspell" at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario in 1983. With Donaldson (whose father was a Commodore of the Canadian Steamship Line), she had two daughters: one born in 1992 and one born in 1988. Before Donaldson's death, they lived in Stratford, Ontario in a century-old home that is known to be free of "bohemian exuberance" - Ridpath sofas, club chairs, oriental carpets. The one concession to McCarthy's whimsy is the stainless steel and chrome-clad kitchen with the ceiling covered in retro pressed-tin squares. In the summer of 2004, she played in "Guys and Dolls" and "Anything Goes" in the Stratford Festival.
Freddie RoachBirth date: 5 March 1960, Dedham, Massachusetts, USADescription: Freddie Roach was born on March 5, 1960 in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA.
Famke JanssenBirth date: 5 November 1964, Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsDescription: Famke Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then went to Los Angeles, California, where she continued to study acting under Roy London. Her first film was the crime drama Fathers & Sons (1992), where she played the love interest of Jeff Goldblum. Later, she became James Bond's enemy in GoldenEye (1995) opposite Pierce Brosnan. Famke received strong critical acclaim for her electrifying performance as the femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. Her career has bloomed since then with her starring in such films as House on Haunted Hill (1999), a reoccurring role on FX's Nip/Tuck (2003) and the blockbuster trilogy X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
James CaanBirth date: 26 March 1940, The Bronx, New York, USADescription: A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. His father was a meat dealer and butcher. The athletically gifted Caan played football at Michigan State University while studying economics, holds a black belt in karate and for several years was even a regular on the rodeo circuit, where he was nicknamed "The Jewish Cowboy". However, while studying at Hofstra University, he became intrigued by acting and was interviewed and accepted at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse. He then won a scholarship to study under acting coach Wynn Handman and began to appear in several off-Broadway productions, including "I Roam" and "Mandingo".He made his screen debut as a sailor in Irma la Douce (1963) and began to impress audiences with his work in Red Line 7000 (1965) and the western El Dorado (1967) alongside John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Further work followed in Journey to Shiloh (1968) and in the sensitive The Rain People (1969). However, audiences were moved to tears as he put in a heart-rending performance as cancer-stricken Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo in the highly rated made-for-TV film Brian's Song (1971).With these strong performances under his belt, Francis Ford Coppola then cast him as hot-tempered gangster Santino "Sonny" Corleone in the Mafia epic The Godfather (1972). The film was an enormous success, Caan scored a Best Supporting Actor nomination and, in the years since, the role has proven to be the one most fondly remembered by his legion of fans. He reprised the role for several flashback scenes in the sequel The Godfather: Part II (1974) and then moved on to several very diverse projects. These included a cop-buddy crime partnership with Alan Arkin in the uneven Freebie and the Bean (1974), a superb performance as a man playing for his life in The Gambler (1974) alongside Lauren Hutton, and pairing with Barbra Streisand in Funny Lady (1975). Two further strong lead roles came up for him in 1975, first as futuristic sports star "Jonathon E" questioning the moral fiber of a sterile society in Rollerball (1975) and teaming up with Robert Duvall in the Sam Peckinpah spy thriller The Killer Elite (1975).Unfortunately, Caan's rising star sputtered badly at this stage of his career, and several film projects failed to find fire with either critics or audiences. These included such failures as the hokey Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), the quasi-western Comes a Horseman (1978) and the saccharine Chapter Two (1979). However, he did score again with the stylish Michael Mann-directed heist movie Thief (1981). He followed this with a supernatural romantic comedy titled Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) and then, due to personal conflicts, dropped out of the spotlight for several years before returning with a stellar performance under old friend Francis Ford Coppola in the moving Gardens of Stone (1987).Caan appeared back in favor with fans and critics alike and raised his visibility with the sci-fi hit Alien Nation (1988) and Dick Tracy (1990), then surprised everyone by playing a meek romance novelist held captive after a car accident by a deranged fan in the dynamic Misery (1990). The 1990s were kind to him and he notched up roles as a band leader in For the Boys (1991), another gangster in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), appeared in the indie hit Bottle Rocket (1996) and pursued Arnold Schwarzenegger in Eraser (1996).The demand on Caan's talents seems to have increased steadily over the past few years as he is making himself known to a new generation of fans. Recent hot onscreen roles have included The Yards (2000), City of Ghosts (2002) and Dogville (2003). In addition, he finds himself at the helm of the hit TV series Las Vegas (2003) as casino security chief "Big Ed" Deline. An actor of undeniably manly appeal, James Caan continues to surprise and delight audiences with his invigorating performances.
Gord ApolloniBirth date: 26 March 1940, The Bronx, New York, USADescription: Gord Apolloni is known for his work on A Fighting Man (2014).
Arlene DuncanBirth date: 26 March 1940, The Bronx, New York, USADescription: Arlene Duncan is an actress, known for Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007), Chloe (2009) and Don't Say a Word (2001).
Steven PigozzoBirth date: 26 March 1940, The Bronx, New York, USADescription: Steven has worked in TV, Film and Theatre for over a decade now and has cultivated a work ethic based in preparation and professionalism.Steven's passion for acting shines through in his dedication and performances both on stage and in various TV and Film roles such as A Fighting Man, The Firm, Hannibal, The Transporter and Mayday.From working in England at The Questor's Theatre in productions of Glengarry Glen Ross and Misery to In Piazza San Domenico at The Sudbury Theatre Centre, Steven is always looking to improve and expand his understanding of the business.Currently, Steven is writing a TV series based on his extensive experience as a salesperson in the car business and is also working on a short film about online dating.
Emma CampbellBirth date: 15 June 1971Description: Emma Campbell was born on June 15, 1971. She is known for her work on The Aviator (2004), The Woods (2006) and Human Trafficking (2005).
Brandon LudwigBirth date: 15 June 1971Description: Brandon Ludwig was born in Kitchener and raised near Conestoga Lake, Ontario. His mother's name is Lorna Farwell. His father, Mark Ludwig was a 1/4 mile drag race car driver alongside his wife & co-driver Lorna - he was also a standardbred horse race jockey in southern Ontario at Ludwig Ranch. He has a younger brother, Sheldon Ludwig who owns the entertainment company Don Shal Productions and is co-owner of Fever Five Films Ltd., with Brandon - together they co-direct as the Ludwig Brothers in the film industry. He has an older brother Justin Ludwig who is an engineer. At Listowel District Secondary School, Ludwig was involved in A/V, chess, school musicals and student government. Ludwig attended the University of Waterloo, where he majored in history with a focus on classical studies. He occasionally acted in indie films. He graduated university and moved to Toronto with his best friend Dave Roberts to practice at The Second City. Before he became successful at acting, Ludwig supported himself as a driver for Fred Penner, moving newspapers and taking part as the King of the Canadian National Exhibition.
Michael Vincent DagostinoBirth date: 15 June 1971Description: Michael Vincent Dagostino is an actor, known for Born to Be Blue (2015), The Intruders (2015) and Lost After Dark (2015).
Ayden McDonaldBirth date: 15 June 1971Description: Ayden McDonald is an actor, known for A Fighting Man (2014).
Joshua BradburyBirth date: 15 June 1971Description: Joshua Bradbury is an actor, known for A Fighting Man (2014).
Adrian G. GriffithsBirth date: 20 July 1964, Brantford, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Adrian G. Griffiths celebrated his fifth birthday by watching Man take his first steps on the Moon. Based in Toronto, he has been involved in the film industry since 1983, as an actor, as a coach, as a writer, and as a director. He is a single father of a beautiful daughter whose existence informs all aspects of his life. Today he can be found putting the finishing touches on the Great North American Screenplay, or in his workshop, toiling on one of several inventions-in-the-making.
Krystina BojanowskiBirth date: 20 July 1964, Brantford, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Krystina Bojanowski is an actress, known for Bull (2014), A Fighting Man (2014) and Only for the Afternoon (2015).
Tara ZachariasBirth date: 20 July 1964, Brantford, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Tara Zacharias is an actress, known for A Fighting Man (2014).
G. Scott PatersonBirth date: 20 July 1964, Brantford, Ontario, CanadaDescription: G. Scott Paterson is a Canadian technology/media venture capitalist who also acts and produces part-time. He is best known for his work on A Fighting Man (2014), Breakout (2013), A Dark Truth (2012), and Sexy Evil Genius (2013). Born on January 11, 1964 in Ontario, Canada, Paterson has spent most of his professional career working as an investment banker financing technology, internet, biotechnology and film and television companies.When Chariman and CEO of Yorkton Securities in late 90s, Paterson led the Canadian brokerage to become the lead underwriter for many leading Canadian entertainment companies, including Alliance, Nelvanna, Atlantis, Salter Street Films and Lions Gate Entertainment, amongst other film and television companies.In 1997, Paterson was invited by Lions Gate Entertainment founder Frank Giustra to be the second investor in the company when he created the film production company from scratch. Paterson was appointed to the Board of Directors that same year and added the role of Chairman of Lionsgate's Audit Committee a decade later. Today he is largest shareholder of the independent Board members.Having worked so closely with Lionsgate for 17 years and serving, on occasion, as an associate/executive producer on a number of films (unaffiliated with Lionsgate), Paterson has had the unique opportunity to observe first-hand the evolution of the film production process from script to screen. Paterson's fascination with the industry has grown over the years to include experimenting in small talent roles with a view to appreciating all aspects of the business.In 2012, Paterson performed a small voice over role in the thriller A Dark Truth, staring Andy Garcia and Forrest Whitaker. Paterson gained further experience with small acting roles in Breakout which stared Brendan Fraser. That same year, he became a member of ACTRA, Canada's union for actors. In 2014, Paterson had a small role in A Fighting Man, starring Dominic Purcell and James Caan.
Daina BarbeauBirth date: 20 July 1964, Brantford, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Daina Barbeau is known for her work on A Fighting Man (2014), The Witchy Witch of Woz (2014) and Ice Soldiers (2013).
Directors of "A Fighting Man"
Damian LeeBirth date: 1950Description: Damian Lee was born in 1950. He is a producer and writer, known for A Dark Truth (2012), King of Sorrow (2007) and Jungle Boy (1998). He has been m...
Creators of "A Fighting Man"
Damian LeeBirth date: 1950Description: Damian Lee was born in 1950. He is a producer and writer, known for A Dark Truth (2012), King of Sorrow (2007) and Jungle Boy (1998). He has been m...