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Bleed for This (2016)

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The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks.

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The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks.

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This is what the greatest comeback in sports history looks like

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language, sexuality/nudity and some accident images | See all certifications »

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Paz: The Vinny Pazienza Story  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,366,810 (USA) (18 November 2016)

Gross:

$4,847,865 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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Trivia

Miles Teller trained with boxing trainer Darrell Foster, who'd trained fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard and helped Will Smith become Muhammad Ali for 2001's Ali. See more »

Goofs

Vinny Pazienza won the Duran fight by a wider margin than it is shown in the movie. Instead of a majority decision (114-114, 115-113 and 115-113) it was a unanimous decision (117-113, 117-112 and 117-112). See more »

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reporter: So what would you say the biggest deception was? what was the biggest lie you were told ?
Vinny Pazienza: It is not that simple.
reporter: Why not?
Vinny Pazienza: No that is the biggest lie I was ever told. " It is not that simple" and it is a lie they tell you over and over again.
reporter: What is not simple?
Vinny Pazienza: Any of it. all of it. It is how they get you to give up, they say " It is not that simple"
reporter: So what is the truth?
Vinny Pazienza: That it is. That if you just do the thing that they tell you " you can not " then it is done.and you realize it is that ...
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Bleed for Comeback
29 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

This ain't no 'Rocky' - like some other reviewer said. And I'm clad it ain't no 'Rocky'. 'Bleed for This' doesn't offer anything new in the boxing genre, but it still stands as its own. The script is pretty basic and by the numbers, and mainly carried by the strong performances of the cast - especially Miles Teller who is just superb as Vinny Paz. It treats the viewers with some boxing movie clichés (at the moment I think there is no other way to make them), but they are not too obvious to ruin the experience. The real life story of Vinny Pazienza is incredible and in real life he's much more colorful personality than it was depicted in the film (so were some other characters). In that department, the film played little safe. Of course it's only a movie (a near good one), and it has to leave some room for fantasy and drama. Another thing I liked about the film is that it didn't do much over dramatization like most of the based on true life films (and sporting films in general) tend to do. 'Bleed for This' isn't the greatest film of the year or not even greatest boxing film, but it's one of the best that has come out in recent years. I'm sure this film will gain more appreciation over time.

Of course to me, who I'm little boxing enthusiast myself, I always get hyped for another boxing movie. 'Bleed for This' is quite well balanced, paced and acted sporting drama that is definitely worth giving shot at.


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