R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
The flag on the wall of Mel's bedroom is the national flag of Angola.
Billy 'Shiner' Simpson:
For thirty years now, I have been hitting my head against a brick wall! They'd never give me a license to promote, not for ages! Probably because, well, because I wear dark glasses when the fucking sun's not out. Big Stoney, out there, he could have...
After Gibson shoots Stoney through the head, and Billy crawls toward him, Stoney can clearly be seen blinking as Billy yells at him.
Although this film was previously passed for an uncut 18 in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification, the 2007 distributor wanted a 15, so 30 seconds' worth of cuts were made to remove some of the violence, including a man being shot in the head and a man having his arm broken.
€25,247 (Italy) (23 June 2002)