Poor Boy's Game


1h 44m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Released from prison after serving ten years for pummeling his opponent to the point of inflicting severe brain damage, working class pugilist Donnie Rose finds his efforts to start life anew complicated by simmering racism and long-suppressed vengeance. In the aftermath of Donnie's notorious bout w

Film Details

Release Date
2007
Production Company
All Interactive Distribution; Astral Media; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Decker Films Inc.; Harold Greenberg Fund; Les Films Séville; Movie Central; Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation; Ontario Media Development Corporation; The Movie Network; Thinkfilm; Tla Entertainment Group
Distribution Company
Les Films Séville; Oro Film As; Thinkfilm
Location
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Released from prison after serving ten years for pummeling his opponent to the point of inflicting severe brain damage, working class pugilist Donnie Rose finds his efforts to start life anew complicated by simmering racism and long-suppressed vengeance. In the aftermath of Donnie's notorious bout with aspiring boxer Charlie Carvery, racial tensions in Halifax, Nova Scotia sharply divided the community between black and white. During his sentence Donnie not only honed his boxing skills to near perfection, but he also entered into a furtive affair with his black cellmate - a fact which he struggles to keep from his deeply prejudiced brother Keith. Though Charlie's vengeful father George has long looked forward to the day he will take revenge on the man who destroyed his son's life, the conflicted father discovers that he simply isn't a killer when finally given the opportunity to pull the trigger on Donnie. Subsequently offered $20,000 to step into the ring with fearsome local boxing champion Ossie Paris for a high profile grudge match that will surely spell his doom, Donnie soon finds help coming from the most unlikely of places.

Film Details

Release Date
2007
Production Company
All Interactive Distribution; Astral Media; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Decker Films Inc.; Harold Greenberg Fund; Les Films Séville; Movie Central; Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation; Ontario Media Development Corporation; The Movie Network; Thinkfilm; Tla Entertainment Group
Distribution Company
Les Films Séville; Oro Film As; Thinkfilm
Location
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2008

Released in United States September 2007

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 8-18, 2007.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Black Perspectives, World Cinema) October 4-17, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 6-15, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Straight-to-DVD release.

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 8-18, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2008

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Black Perspectives, World Cinema) October 4-17, 2007.)