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Fighting Tommy Riley Details


A young fighter and an elderly trainer try to trade their shaky futures in for a championship belt in this independent drama. Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a boxer whose young career is already in decline; while he has talent, he also has personal demons to contend with, a sloppy style in the ring, and is still trying to get over a bad breakup with his girlfriend Stephanie (Christina Chambers). As Tommy tries to find a way back into the spotlight, he meets Marty Goldberg (Eddie Jones), an aging former fighter who struggles to make ends meet. Marty thinks he knows how to channel Tommy's gifts and make him the successful fighter he could be, though he soon discovers getting past Tommy's emotional defenses is no small task. In time, Marty grooms Tommy into a comeback kid, and they develop a powerful emotional bond, but when a secret from Marty's past unexpectedly rises to the surface, it threatens to undo all the two friends have accomplished together. Fighting Tommy Riley was written by co-star J.P. Davis, who stipulated that he be cast in the title role before he would allow his script to be used. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 6, 2005


Eddie Jones
as Marty Goldberg
J.P. Davis
as Tommy Riley
Christina Chambers
as Stephanie
Paul Raci
as Bob Silver


Eddie O'Flaherty
Bettina O'Mara
J.P. Davis
Michael Fimognari
Aram Nigoghossian
Marla Altschuler
Production Designer
Joe Pew
Art Director
Randy Turrow
Diana Deryez Kessler
Diana Deryez Kessler
Executive Producer
Paul Kessler
Executive Producer
Marsha Daniels
Set Designer
Corenna Gibson
Costume Designer
Bernard Spoon
First Assistant Director
Joe Dzuban
Supervising Sound Editor
Hella Hazz