Poor Boy's Game

Poor Boy's Game

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Director: Clement Virgo

Cast: Clement Virgo, Rossif Sutherland, Danny Glover, Greg Bryk

     
 

Released from prison after serving ten years for pummeling his opponent to the point of inflicting severe brain damage, working class pugilist Donnie Rose (Rossif Sutherland) finds his efforts to start life anew complicated by simmering racism and long-suppressed vengeance. In the aftermath of Donnie's notorious bout with aspiring boxer Charlie Carvery (K.C. Collins),… See more details below

Overview

Released from prison after serving ten years for pummeling his opponent to the point of inflicting severe brain damage, working class pugilist Donnie Rose (Rossif Sutherland) finds his efforts to start life anew complicated by simmering racism and long-suppressed vengeance. In the aftermath of Donnie's notorious bout with aspiring boxer Charlie Carvery (K.C. Collins), racial tensions in Halifax, Nova Scotia sharply divided the community between black and white. During his sentence Donnie not only honed his boxing skills to near perfection, but he also entered into a furtive affair with his black cellmate - a fact which he struggles to keep from his deeply prejudiced brother Keith (Greg Bryk. Though Charlie's vengeful father George (Danny Glover) has long looked forward to the day he will take revenge on the man who destroyed his son's life, the conflicted father discovers that he simply isn't a killer when finally given the opportunity to pull the trigger on Donnie. Subsequently offered $20,000 to step into the ring with fearsome local boxing champion Ossie Paris (Flex Alexander) for a high profile grudge match that will surely spell his doom, Donnie soon finds help coming from the most unlikely of places.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
UPC:
0821575557757
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Music video "Africville" Black Union feat. Maestro; Photo gallery featuring the song "Breathe" by Luke Nicholson; Poor Boy's Game trailer; Trailer gallery; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; 16x9 letterbox presentation 2.35:1; Optional Spanish subtitles; Optional English subtitles (for the hearing impaired)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rossif Sutherland Donnie Rose
Danny Glover George Carvery
Greg Bryk Keith Rose
Flex Alexander Ossie Paris
Laura Regan Actor
K.C. Collins Charlie Carvery
Tonya Lee Williams Actor
Carol Sinclair Actor
Stephen McHattie Actor
Hugh Thompson Actor
Dwain Murphy Actor
Wes "Maestro" Williams Actor

Technical Credits
Clement Virgo Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Shelley Bailey Art Director
John Buchan Casting
Damon D'Oliveira Producer
Bill Fleming Production Designer
Jeanie Kimber Costumes/Costume Designer
Susan Maggi Editor
David McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Luc Montpellier Cinematographer
Luke Nicholson Songwriter
Wendy O'Brien Casting
Jane Tattersall Sound/Sound Designer
Chaz Thorne Producer,Screenwriter
Byron Kent Wong Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Poor Boy's Game
1. Opening Sequence [6:33]
2. Free Man [6:27]
3. Waiting [8:22]
4. Objections [5:35]
5. Better Than You [7:00]
6. Spitting Image [7:01]
7. No Backing Down [6:44]
8. Remember That [6:30]
9. Leave It Alone [7:46]
10. Tension [5:38]
11. Revenge [8:35]
12. Outcome [4:34]
13. The Visit [5:46]
14. The Fight [8:39]
15. Last Round [4:25]
16. End Credits [4:27]

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