• Publication date: October 13, 2013

Against the Ropes

From a tender age, Jackie Kallen was engrossed by the world of boxing, often spending many hours in her dad’s Detroit gym. When watching a fight one day Sam LaRocca offers her the loser’s contract for a dollar. She accepts. Going over to meet her boxer, she finds him drugged out, and then Luther storms into his apartment and knocks him and another heavy out. Jackie believes she has just found the boxer to back…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2004

MBC 2:

January 13, 2014 10:00 (KSA) ~ January 13, 2014 09:00 (CLT)

From a tender age, Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) was engrossed by the world of boxing, often spending many hours in her dad’s Detroit gym watching her Uncle Ray Ray train. When watching a fight one day with Sam LaRocca (Tony Shalhoub), and in reply to a statement she makes about being just as able as he is to manage a fighter, LaRocca offers her the loser’s contract for a dollar. She accepts.

Going over to meet her new boxer, she finds him all drugged out, and then an unknown, Luther Shaw (Omar Epps) storms into his apartment and knocks the former middleweight champ and another heavy out. Jackie believes she has just found the boxer to back…

Though he has no former training, technique or experience, Kallen convinces Felix Arnold (Charles S. Dutton) to come out of retirement to train the promising young man. But once Luther starts racking up the wins, Jackie gets a little sidetracked with all the fame, as she steals Luther’s spotlight creating a whirlwind of publicity for herself, as she becomes the new model of female empowerment…

Starring:

  • Meg Ryan
  • Omar Epps
  • Charles S. Dutton
  • Tony Shalhoub
  • Tim Daly
  • Joe Cortese
  • Kerry Washington

Directed by:  Charles S. Dutton

Rating:  PG-13 for crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material.