I saw "Bleed For This", starring Miles Teller-War Dogs, Whiplash; Aaron Eckhart-Sully, Any Given Sunday; Ciaran Hinds-Game of Thrones_tv, There Will Be Blood and Katey Sagal-Sons of Anarchy_tv, 8 Simple Rules_tv. This is a boxing movie that is based on a true story about Vinny Pazienza. Miles plays Vinny, an up and coming light weight boxer from Providence, Rhode Island that wins a championship match and then gets into a head-on car wreck. Doctors tell him his neck is broken and he will be lucky if he ever walks again, much less box. Of course, Miles doesn't give up and has to try to prove them wrong. Aaron plays his boxing trainer/coach. Ciaran is his father and Katey is his mother. Miles' nickname was 'The Pazmanian Devil'. He had to wear a Halo-which looked like some kind of medieval torture device-which consisted of a head gear that fit over his entire head and was actually screwed into his head with screws to keep his head from moving while he was healing. It is an inspirational story, especially since his comeback first fight- after he healed up-was with Roberto Duran-and if you recall, they just released a movie about Duran in August, called 'Hands of Stone'. As the end credits start, the real people are shown. It's rated "R" for language, accident images and sexual content- including nudity-and has a running time of 1 hour & 54 minutes. I don't think I would buy it on DVD but if you are a boxing fan, you might enjoy it more than I did. Otherwise, it would be a good rental.
Bleed for This
Bleed for This
4th November 2016
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 sports most incredible comebacks.
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