Counterpunch (2013)

R   |    |  Action, Biography, Drama

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Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being ... See full summary »

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  • Alvaro Manrique in Counterpunch (2013)
  • Alvaro Manrique in Counterpunch (2013)
  • Oscar Torre and Alvaro Manrique in Counterpunch (2013)
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  • Danny Trejo and Alvaro Manrique in Counterpunch (2013)
  • Oscar Torre in Counterpunch (2013)

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16 January 2013 | filmlvr76
| Very Inspiring Film!!!
I found the film very inspiring and I highly recommend it. A true story about a family doing their very best to raise a troubled young man as best as they can. The acting was superb, the cast did not feel like they were acting. Alvaro Orlando as the young man/boxer gives an excellent performance. Oscar Torre as his uncle and ex-boxer, who is fighting to keep his dignity while raising his nephew as best as he can, gives a heart breaking performance, as well as Yeniffer Behrens as his drug addicted mother and Ivonne Coll as the grandmother and the glue that keeps the family together. Danny Trejo as a mental health counselor gives one of his best performances, in a role we are not accustomed to seeing him. Kenneth Castillo does a fine job with the direction. My only critique is, the boxing sequences seemed a little low budget but this is much more than a boxing film, it's a story about survival.

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Plot Summary


Action | Biography | Drama | Sport


Release Date:

11 January 2013


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Long Beach, California, USA

Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated)

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