The Boxer


1h 50m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A once-promising Irish boxer returns to Belfast after serving fourteen years in prison for his IRA activities, and is discouraged to find the city filled with violence and hate. Determined to rise above the despair of his hometown, he returns to the ring and begins a successful comeback, while rekin

Film Details

Also Known As
Boxaren, Boxer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

A once-promising Irish boxer returns to Belfast after serving fourteen years in prison for his IRA activities, and is discouraged to find the city filled with violence and hate. Determined to rise above the despair of his hometown, he returns to the ring and begins a successful comeback, while rekindling his relationship with his former girlfriend.

Crew

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Mary Allguen

Production Manager

Clive Barrett

Editor

Joan Bergin

Costume Designer

Harry Peck Bolles

Adr Editor

Antun Bosanac

Storyboard Artist

David Boulton

Adr

Conor Brady

Song

Peggy Brazil

Script Supervisor

Lockie Butler

Adr

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Ben Cheah

Other

Ted Clark

Rerecording

Patrick Condren

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Conneely

Helicopter Pilot

Sean Corcoran

Camera

Paul Corkett

Music

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Ray Cross

Sound Mixer

Daisy Cummins

Assistant Director

Fiona Daly

Art Director

Geraldine Daly

Location Manager

Alan Davis

Helicopter Pilot

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Cian De Buitlear

Camera

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Dermot Diskin

Editor

Josie Doherty

Song

Josie Doherty

Song Performer

Anne Dunne

Hairdresser

Richard Earl

Art Director

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Rick Freeman

Dialogue Editor

Gavin Friday

Song Performer

Gavin Friday

Song

Gavin Friday

Music

Bob Gavin

Adr Editor

Terry George

Screenplay

Ben Gibney

Assistant Director

Shaun Glenville

Song

Tommy Gormley

Assistant Director

Mary Gough

Assistant Director

Barnes Goulding

Music

Gerry Hambling

Editor

Pat Hayes

Adr

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Nye Heron

Associate Producer

Jonn Herzberger

Other

Harry Higgins

Rerecording

Kieran Horgan

Sound Mixer

Mick Jagger

Song

Anne-louise Kelly

Music Coordinator

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Santena Jenaris King

Post-Production Coordinator

Dan Korintus

Adr Editor

Arthur Lappin

Producer

Susan Lazarus

Post-Production Supervisor

Greg Lucas

Song

Conal Markey

Music

Dara Mcclatchie

Location Manager

Barry Mcguigan

Consultant

John Mckenna

Other

Karen Mcmullen

Dialogue Editor

Chris Menges

Dp/Cinematographer

Chris Menges

Director Of Photography

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Frank Miller

Song

Nuala Moiselle

Casting

Brian Morris

Production Designer

Branka Mrkic-tana

Adr Editor

Pinko Murphy

Music

Suzanne Nicell

Assistant Director

James Nichols

Music

Niamh Nolan

Production Coordinator

David Novak

Adr

Clodagh O'donovan

Adr

Cathy O'kennedy

Choreographer

Pßdraig O'neill

Other

John O'sullivan

Other

Maire O'sullivan

Makeup Artist

Peter O'toole

Music

Glenfield Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Andrew Phillpott

Other

Renaud Pion

Soloist

Bruce Pross

Foley

Mike Proudfoot

Camera Operator

Vic Purcell

Camera Operator

Sarah Purser

Assistant Director

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Brendan Rankin

Other

Keith Richard

Song

Peter Robertson

Steadicam Operator

Helen Roycraft

Soloist

Jac Rubenstein

Dialogue Editor

Ger Scully

Wardrobe

Maurice Seezer

Music

Maurice Seezer

Song

Jim Sheridan

Producer

Jim Sheridan

Screenplay

Paul P Soucek

Sound Effects Editor

Anthony Srock

Song

Alex Steyermark

Music Supervisor

Ted Swanscott

Adr

Fiachra Trench

Music

Steve Visscher

Foley Editor

Maisie Wiessman

Music Editor

Andrew Wilson

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Boxaren, Boxer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 1998

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States on Video July 7, 1998

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1997

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Opening Night) February 11-22, 1998.

Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana December 1-11, 1998.

Loosely based on the life of Irish pugilist Barry McGuigan, the one-time featherweight champion of the world.

Began shooting April 1, 1997.

Completed shooting July 19, 1997.

Hell's Kitchen is Jim Sheridan's production company.

Expanded Release in United States January 9, 1998

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Opening Night) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video July 7, 1998

Released in United States December 1998 (Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana December 1-11, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1997

Chris Menges was nominated in the feature film category for the 1997 Outstanding Achievement Awards sponsored by the American Society of Cinematographers.

Winner of the 1998 Goya award for Best European Film.

Expanded Release in United States January 9, 1998