On The Ropes

1999, Movie, NR, 94 mins

On The Ropes
The harsh lives of three aspiring boxers who train at NYC's Bed-Stuy Boxing Center are woven together in this powerful documentary by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgan. The movie's calm center is middle-aged trainer Harry Keitt, a long-time resident of the notoriously tough and poverty-stricken Brooklyn neighborhood called Bedford-Stuyvesant. An ex-con and reformed drug addict, Keitt was himself a promising boxer in the late '70s and early '80s, having once worked as Mohammed Ali's sparring partner. Among Keitt's current proteges are the young boxers whose ups and downs Burstein and Morgan chronicle: Tyrene Manson, Noel Santiago and George Walton. Manson is trying ...
Released: 1999 Rated: NR Length: 94 mins

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