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Against the Ropes Details

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Charles S. Dutton's feature-length directorial debut Against the Ropes is based on the real-life story of Jackie Kallen, a Jewish woman from Detroit who became a successful boxing manager. Played by Meg Ryan, Kallen works her way up in the world of boxing by believing in the fighting skills of Luther Shaw (Omar Epps). Director Dutton appears as veteran trainer Felix Reynolds, whom Kallen encourages to come out of retirement. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:February 20, 2004

Cast

Meg Ryan
as Jackie Kallen
Omar Epps
as Luther Shaw
Charles S. Dutton
as Felix Reynolds
Tony Shalhoub
as Sam LaRocca
Tim Daly
as Gavin Reese
Joe Cortese
as Irving Abel
Kerry Washington
as Renee
Sean Bell
as Ray Ray
Skye McCole Bartusiak
as Jackie Kallen (younger)
Tamara Hickey
as Megan
Tory Kittles
as Devon Green
Holt McCallany
as Doherty
Gene Mack
as Luther

Crew

Charles S. Dutton
Director
David Madden
Producer
Robert W. Cort
Producer
Cheryl Edwards
Screenwriter
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Eric L. Beason
Editor
Sandra Kybartas
Production Designer
Mike Drake
Co-producer
Jackie Kallen
Associate Producer
Steven Roffer
Executive Producer
Scarlett Lacey
Executive Producer
Jonathan Pillot
Executive Producer
Steven Essam
Set Designer
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer
Bruce Carwardine
Sound/Sound Designer
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Roy T. Anderson
Fights Choreographer
Roy T. Anderson
Stunts Coordinator
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