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Lights, Camera, Come Out Punching!
FRANZ LIDZ
January 31, 2005
The boxing movie has been a staple of Hollywood for more than a century. Here are some of the genre's champs and palookas
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January 31, 2005

Lights, Camera, Come Out Punching!

The boxing movie has been a staple of Hollywood for more than a century. Here are some of the genre's champs and palookas

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Raging Bull

Robert De Niro (below), Joe Pesci

Martin Scorsese's raw, pulpy biopic of 1940s middleweight champion Jake LaMotta explodes with life and imagination.

1996

When We Were Kings

Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Ali and Foreman prepare for their 1974 Rumble in the Jungle (below) in Leon Gast's Oscar winner, which captures Ali at his most vital.

1997

The Boxer

Daniel Day-Lewis (right), Brian Cox

Sensitive, suspenseful and subtle-as-a-haymaker tale of a former IRA bomber whose Belfast boxing club unites Catholics and Protestants.

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