Billy “The Great” Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

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Film Cast:

  • Billy ‘The Great’ Hope: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Maureen Hope: Rachel McAdams
  • Titus ‘Tick’ Wills: Forest Whitaker
  • Leila Hope: Oona Laurence
  • Jordan Mains: 50 Cent
  • Hoppy: Skylan Brooks
  • Angela Rivera: Naomie Harris
  • Ramone: Victor Ortiz
  • Jon Jon: Beau Knapp
  • Miguel ‘Magic’ Escobar: Miguel Gomez
  • Mikey: Dominic Colón
  • Eli Frost: Jose Caraballo
  • Gabe: Malcolm M. Mays
  • Keith ‘Buzzsaw’ Brady: Aaron Quattrocchi
  • Gloria: Lana Young
  • Hector Escobar: Danny Henriquez
  • Judge Kayle: Patsy Meck
  • Nick: Vito Grassi
  • Referee: Tony Weeks
  • Jimmy Lennon Jr.: Jimmy Lennon Jr.
  • Stuart Korman: Charles Hoyes
  • Alice: Clare Foley
  • Maria Escobar: Rita Ora
  • Himself: Jim Lampley
  • Simon Stillman: Adam Kroloff
  • Gala Attendee: Joe Fishel
  • Mrs. Doyle: Michelle Johnston
  • …: Tiffany Sander McKenzie

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Steve Tisch
  • Executive Producer: Bob Weinstein
  • Executive Producer: Harvey Weinstein
  • Original Music Composer: James Horner
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Costume Design: David C. Robinson
  • Production Design: Derek R. Hill
  • Director of Photography: Mauro Fiore
  • Producer: Antoine Fuqua
  • Executive Producer: Ezra Swerdlow
  • Producer: Alan Riche
  • Producer: Todd Black
  • Producer: Jason Blumenthal
  • Editor: John Refoua
  • Executive Producer: Stuart Parr
  • Executive Producer: Paul Rosenberg
  • Executive Producer: Dylan Sellers
  • Executive Producer: David Ranes
  • Writer: Kurt Sutter
  • Hairstylist: Karen Lovell
  • Casting: Lindsay Graham
  • Co-Producer: Kat Samick
  • Executive Producer: David Bloomfield
  • Set Decoration: Merissa Lombardo
  • Art Direction: Gregory A. Weimerskirch
  • Script Supervisor: Deirdre Horgan
  • Set Costumer: Alison Evans
  • Art Department Coordinator: Laura Pliskin
  • Makeup Department Head: Liz Bernstrom
  • Music Supervisor: John Houlihan
  • Producer: Peter Riche
  • Executive Producer: Gary Cheng
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Garrison
  • Executive Producer: David L. Schiff
  • Executive Producer: Fang Zhao
  • Makeup Artist: Louie Zakarian
  • Costume Supervisor: Diane Collins

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and, specially, Jake Gyllenhaal show us how good of an actors they are. Also, we discover the great performance by Oona Laurence but that’s the(one and only) big strength of the movie; its cast.

    The story is the one told a thousand times without many new details that would make it any different. The directing is correct but the story is just too well known.

  • John Chard: I can handle the rules, man, I’ll handle the rules.

    Ultimately this is just another one of those sports movies about someone who went off the rails due to tragedy, but came back to make the audience cheer. There is absolutely nothing new here, every cliché is adhered to, every chance to tug the heart strings is prominent, while the finale is as obvious as any one who watches sports movies will expect. But these things don’t make it a bad film.

    It’s very well mounted by the makers, expertly performed by the principal actors, and, well, there’s often a time when you need a rousing pick-me-up movie. The camera work and choreography is high grade, while director Antoine Fuqua is able to keep a realistic feel to the drama throughout. It is what it is, a very well made boxing movie, it’s just not champion in story, just merely a contender. 7/10

  • StbMDB: As far as boxing sport movies goes Southpaw isn’t a film to remember, but the whole aspect of a criminal being made a successful man because of his wife/daughter, people in his life the MC deemed to fight for, added that one drama notch to get you all goose bumped.

    Regardless, as far as boxing goes, these fights weren’t doing it for me as a boxing sport fanatic and practitioner myself. They were unrealistic to a certain extend.

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