Against the Ropes


1h 51m 2004

Brief Synopsis

A biopic inspired by true events in the life of renowned boxing manager Jackie Kallen, a middle-aged Jewish mother from Michigan, who guided the careers of several, hi-profile, professional boxers, including four world champions such as: middleweight champ James "Lights Out" Toney, as well as Bronco

Film Details

Also Known As
Jackie Kallen Story, The, Lady and the Champ
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

A biopic inspired by true events in the life of renowned boxing manager Jackie Kallen, a middle-aged Jewish mother from Michigan, who guided the careers of several, hi-profile, professional boxers, including four world champions such as: middleweight champ James "Lights Out" Toney, as well as Bronco McKart, and Thomas Hearns. The drama focuses on her relationship with one boxer, in particular, Luther Shaw, a light-heavyweight contender from the inner-city, whose life and career Kallen helped to turn around; and likewise, Kallen's life and career came into focus due to Shaw and his influence on her growth. In real life, Kallen eventually left her husband of 30 years, and moved to Los Angeles, becoming the commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association.

Crew

Julie Adams

Dialect Coach

Leslie Adler

Assistant

Nick Alachiotis

Choreographer

Kate Amer

Production Coordinator

Howard A Anderson

Titles And Opticals

Roy T Anderson

Stunt Coordinator

Roy T Anderson

Choreographer

Jonathan D Andrews

Boom Operator

Catherine Ashton

Assistant Costume Designer

Jeremy Bailey

Production Assistant

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Eric Beason

Editor

Glen Beauchamp

Loader

Mark Beauchamp

Photography

Tory Bellingham

Property Master

Pierre Berube

Rigging Electrician

Peter Bird

Production Assistant

Noah Blough

Adr Editor

Fiona Bower

Art Department Coordinator

Kevin P. Boyd

Video Assist/Playback

Peter Boyer

Original Music

Terry Bradley

Animation Supervisor

Renée Bravener

Costumer

Michelle Bregar

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kelly Brine

Storyboard Artist

Fernando Briones

Dolly Grip

Nellie Brockie

Assistant Director

Chad Bronson

Production Assistant

Diane Brunjes

Assistant Editor

J Tracy Budd

On-Set Dresser

John S. Bukala

Construction Coordinator

Ron Bunt

Carpenter

Brian Buzzelli

Dolly Grip

Sarah Campbell

Assistant Director

Alex Capaldi

Production Assistant

Michael Carella

Camera Operator

Ian Carmody

Rigging Electrician

Lisa Carr-harris

Visual Effects Supervisor

Trevor Carroll-coe

Loader

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

Bruce Carwardine

Sound Mixer

Joe Cassano

Grip

Pat Cassin

Sound

Renee Chan

Hair Stylist

Veronica Ciandre

Hair Stylist

Eugene Clark

Trainer

Chuck Cocita

Rigging Electrician

Bill Coe

Photography

Angelo Colavecchia

Camera Operator

John Colavecchia

Photography

Paula D. Collins

On-Set Dresser

Robert Cort

Producer

Paul Covington

Assistant Editor

Rich Cowan

Assistant Director

Bret Culp

Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Alan Dangerio

Hair Stylist

Jessica Daniels

Casting Assistant

Debbi Datz-pyle

Original Music

Tim Davis

Video Assist/Playback

Alex Dawes

Rigging Electrician

Paul Deoliveira

2-D Artist

Gerry Deschenes

On-Set Dresser

Cesare Digiulio

Rigging Grip

Linda Dowds

Makeup Artist

Wileen Dragovan

Location Manager

Mike Drake

Coproducer

Mike Drake

Line Producer

Jay Du Boisson

Costume Supervisor

Cheryl Edwards

Screenplay

Gordon Eldridge

Electrician

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Steven Essam

Set Decorator

Jeff Fisher

Electrician

David E Fluhr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Cheryl Francis

Assistant

Joel Franklin

Music

Andrea Franks

Production Coordinator

Artis I. Gaines

Location Assistant

Alex Galant

Assistant Art Director

Howard Galbraith

Chief Lighting Technician

Michael Galbraith

Chief Lighting Technician

Scott Gamble

Makeup Assistant

Jennifer Ganton

Production Secretary

Roland Gauvin

Rigging Grip

Errol Gee

Trainer

Errol Gee

Consultant

James A. Gelarden

Art Director

Tina Gerussi

Casting

Ben Gervais

Video Playback

Caroline Gibb

Coordinator

Glen Goodchild

Grip

Wayne Goodchild

Grip

Maria Gordon

2-D Artist

Vince Gordon

Electrician

Greg Grainger

Grip

Heather Green

Photography

Howard Green

Trainer

Jack N Green

Director Of Photography

Peter Green

Photography

Ryan Green

Camera Operator

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Matthew Harrison

Foley Editor

Joel Hay

Assistant Director

Leigh Ann Hayes

Assistant

Ann Henshaw

Costume Supervisor

Virginia M. Herdman

Medic

Kevin Hines

Grip

Paul Hiscock

Assistant

Andrew Ho

Software Engineer

Will Hoddinott

Location Manager

Naomi Hollander

Loader

Mark Hryma

Camera Operator

Don J Hug

Location Manager

Matthew Hunwicks

Assistant Director

Joel Iwataki

Music

Dan Jarrell

Grip

Karl Jefferson

Production Assistant

Brian W Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

Jon Johnson

Supervising Sound Editor

Tudor Jones

Assistant Director

Ryan Juggler

Assistant Sound Editor

Don Julien

Assistant Director

Jackie Kallen

Source Material

Jackie Kallen

Associate Producer

Michael Kamen

Music Composer

Greg Katz

Assistant Location Manager

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Darcey Kite

Adr Mixer

Zameret Kleiman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Stan Klychko

Software Engineer

Mark Kobak

Production Assistant

Hans Kooij

Video Playback

Matthew Kosoy

Assistant

Jim Krauter

Dolly Grip

Sandra Kybartas

Production Designer

Scarlett Lacey

Executive Producer

Matthew Lammerick

Scenic Artist

Janet Lee Chong

Painter

William Levins

Foley Editor

Deborah R. Lilly

Hair Stylist

Julie Ann Lindstrom

Electrician

Lyn Lucibello

Production Manager

Jennifer Macdonald

Assistant Art Director

John Macgillivary

Special Effects Coordinator

David Madden

Producer

Kathy Madison

Makeup Assistant

Kumar Manickam

Trainer

Robert C Mathews

Hair Stylist

Charles B Maynes

Sound Effects Editor

Diane Mcbain

Medic

Karen F Mccarthy

Unit Production Manager

Mark Mcfadden

Assistant Location Manager

Robert A. Mcmahan

Photography

Joseph Micomonaco

Photography

Clyde C Miller

Camera

Christian Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Joanna Moore

Assistant Director

Aaron Morrison

Assistant Art Director

Bob Munroe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Blake Neely

Original Music

Deana Newcomb

Photography

Keith P. Nickoson

Grip

Derek Noel

Painter

Donal O'donoghue

Carpenter

Elaine Offers

Makeup

Ken Ouellette

2-D Artist

Angelo Palazzo

Sound Effects Editor

Lester Parker

Electrician

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Jonathan Pillot

Executive Producer

Michael Plant

Chief Lighting Technician

Jeffrey W Poulis

Assistant Property Master

Amanda L. Preputnik

Casting Assistant

Michael Purdon

Photography

Lillian Pyles

Casting

Brigitte Rabazo Lopez

Assistant Editor

Anna Rane

Script Supervisor

Mark Rathaus

Assistant Editor

Robin M Reelis

Assistant Production Coordinator

Herbert Reischl

Electrician

Ron Renzetti

Dolly Grip

Glen Richard

Production Auditor

Rosalee Riggle

Hair Stylist

Vince Riggle

Transportation Captain

Miguel Rivera

Supervising Sound Editor

Miguel Rivera

Foley Editor

Richard J. Rivera

Special Effects Coordinator

Steven Roffer

Executive Producer

Roberta Romano

Casting Assistant

Jennifer K Rosner

Assistant

Curtis Roush

Music Editor

Costa Roussakis

Software Engineer

Jonathan Sacks

Original Music

Rob Sanderson

Special Effects

Marc Scott

Transportation Coordinator

Armando Sgrignuoli

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Jackie Kallen Story, The, Lady and the Champ
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 20, 2004

Released in United States on Video July 13, 2004

Jonathan Mostow was previously attached to direct.

Feature directorial debut for actor Charles S Dutton.

Released in United States Winter February 20, 2004

Released in United States on Video July 13, 2004