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Against the Ropes

Charles S. Dutton's feature-length directorial debut Against the Ropes is based on the real-life story of Jackie Kallen, a Jewish woman from Detroit who became a successful boxing manager. Played by Meg Ryan, Kallen works her way up in the world of boxing by believing in the fighting skills of Luther Shaw (Omar Epps). Director Dutton appears as veteran trainer Felix Reynolds, whom Kallen encourages to come out of retirement.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2004
UPC: 0097363349235
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meg Ryan Jackie Kallen
Omar Epps Luther Shaw
Charles S. Dutton Felix Reynolds
Tony Shalhoub Sam LaRocca
Tim Daly Gavin Reese
Joe Cortese Irving Abel
Kerry Washington Renee
Sean Bell Ray Ray
Skye McCole Bartusiak Jackie Kallen (younger)
Tamara Hickey Megan
Tory Kittles Devon Green
Holt McCallany Doherty
Gene Mack Luther

Technical Credits
Charles S. Dutton Director
Eric L. Beason Editor
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Carwardine Sound/Sound Designer
Robert W. Cort Producer
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
Mike Drake Co-producer
Cheryl Edwards Screenwriter
Steven Essam Set Decoration/Design
Jack N. Green Cinematographer
Jackie Kallen Associate Producer
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Sandra Kybartas Production Designer
Scarlett Lacey Executive Producer
David Madden Producer
Jonathan Pillot Executive Producer
Steven Roffer Executive Producer

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