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On the Ropes


The dreams and struggles of three aspiring boxers and the trainer who works with them (at the same Bed-Stuy gym where Mike Tyson used to work out) form the basis of On The Ropes, a documentary that debuted at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. , a one-time gang member, has the skills to be a good boxer, but lacks the conviction to work through the struggles involved. , a Golden Gloves champ, had his shot at a professional career but lost it at the hands of a crooked manager and is looking for a second...more

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