Grudge Match

Rated:
PG-13 (for sports action violence, sexual content and language)
Running time:
113 minutes
Synopsis:

Billy "The Kid" McDonnen and Henry "Razor" Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can't refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

Release date:
December 25, 2013
Website:
http://grudgematchmovie.com
Quick review:
Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone play a pair of far-past-their-prime boxers who decide to get in the ring one more time. If they can climb through the ropes. The film, which tries to wrap comedy around a gooey sentimental center also stars Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal.
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