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The Boxer
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The Boxer 1997

From Amazon: Yet another potent (although critically underrated) drama from Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis, the Irish director and British star (respectively) of My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father. The story focuses on Danny Flynn (Day-Lewis), a promising boxer who had been imprisoned at age 18 for associating with IRA terrorists. After serving a 14-year sentence, he returns to his Belfast neighborhood at a time when local IRA leader Joe Hamill (Brian Cox) is attempting to negotiate a peace treaty with the British. Despite having no further interest in IRA rivalries, Danny finds himself at the center of political and emotional...

Directed By:
Jim SheridanJim Sheridan
Written By:
Jim SheridanJim Sheridan
No image existsTerry George
Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
Emily WatsonEmily Watson
Brian CoxBrian Cox
No image existsGerard McSorley
No image existsKen Stott
No image existsCiaran Fitzgerald
Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham

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The Boxer Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/1/2008)

I cannot imagine a better example of religion's failure than the war in Northern Ireland. The land that we celebrate in March as a place of happiness is one where Catholics and Protestants bathed the ground with the blood of their young.

Danny (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a former IRA member who has spent the last 14 years in...

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