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Play It to the Bone

  • 2000
  • Ron Shelton
  • 123 mins
  • 18

Summary

Wry comedy drama starring Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson as two boxers at the bottom end of the fight game whose friendship is tested when they are pitted against each other by a pair of desperate promoters.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Writer/director Ron Shelton specialises in movies about men in sport (Bull Durham, Tin Cup), so it was only a matter of time before he turned his wry gaze on the fight game. In this sports comedy drama, Antonio Banderas and White Men Can't Jump star Woody Harrelson play second-rate pugilists who get a shot at the big time when they are asked to fight each other on the same bill as a Mike Tyson bout. The catch is they have less than 12 hours to get to Vegas, so the two friends hit the road with fiery Grace (Lolita Davidovich) at the wheel. Too much chat and the aggravating presence of Lucy Liu as a hitchhiking nymphomaniac make the road trip a long haul, but things pick up during the climactic fisticuffs, with a host of star cameos (James Woods, Kevin Costner, Tony Curtis) suggesting Shelton's name still opens doors in Tinseltown.

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Credits

Cast

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Cesar DominguezAntonio Banderas
Vince BoudreauWoody Harrelson
Grace PasicLolita Davidovich
Joe DominoTom Sizemore
LiaLucy Liu
Hank GoodyRobert Wagner
ArtieRichard Masur
HBO commentatorGeorge Foreman
Mike TysonMike Tyson
Rod StewartRod Stewart
Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
James WoodsJames Woods
Drew CareyDrew Carey
Tony CurtisTony Curtis
Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes
Natasha Gregson WagnerNatasha Gregson Wagner
Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly

Crew

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DirectorRon Shelton

Details

Theatrical distributor
Redbus
Released on
2000-09-22
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for language, violence, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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