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The Set-Up


As shown by the clock face that opens and closes the film, [[Feature~V160411~The Set-Up~thesetup]] takes place within a compact 72 minutes, with the action played out in "real time." [[Performer~P223865~Robert Ryan~robertryan]] plays Bill "Stoker" Thompson, a washed-up boxer who refuses to give up his career despite the pleas of his wife Julie ([[Performer~P71483~Audrey Totter~audreytotter]]). There's little chance that he's going to win this evening's bout; still, Stoker's manager Tiny...more