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Split Decisions (1988)





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In this family drama, three generations of an Irish family with a proud boxing tradition try to battle their way out of New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Dan McGuinn (Gene Hackman) is happy his son Eddie (Craig Sheffer) has been accepted to college and is hopeful for a spot on the Olympic boxing team. The father has disowned his son Ray (Jeff Fahey) after he went against Dan's advice and signed on with an oily boxing promoter. When Ray dumps his sweetheart Barbara (Jennifer Beals), Eddie is left to console the broken-hearted woman. Ray signs on to fight Julian Pendroza (Eddie Velez), the promising fighter known as Snake. The winner of the bout is promised a chance for the championship title. When Ray refuses to throw the fight, he is killed by mobsters loyal to Snake. Eddie vows to avenge his brother's death by agreeing to fight the Snake. Dan is initially angered because Eddie will lose his chance for the Olympics but eventually gives in. Both Dan and his father Pop McGuinn (John McLiam) begin to train Eddie for the fight of his life.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: David Fallon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 4, 2003
Warner Home Video

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Craig Sheffer
as Eddie McGuinn
Gene Hackman
as Dan McGuinn
Jeff Fahey
as Ray McGuinn
John McLiam
as Pop McGuinn
Jennifer Beals
as Barbara Uribe
Eddie Velez
as Julian `Snake' Pedro...
Carmine Caridi
as Lou Rubia
James Tolkan
as Benny Platone
Victor Campos
as Santiago
Tom Bower
as Detective Walsh
Julius Harris
as Tony Leone
Dean Webber
as Anchorman
Herb Muller
as Mr. "D"
Oz Tortora
as Official at Athletic...
Lou Bonacki
as Reporter #1
Steve Vignari
as M.C. at Boxing Club
Carmine Iannaccone
as Photographer
Geoff Witcher
as CSPRT Announcer
Marty Denkin
as Referee at Pedroza C...
Al Allen
as Man #1 at Bar
George P. Wilbur
as Referee at Patty Flo...
Pete Antico
as Sparring Partner #1
Rachel Renick
as Red-Haired Woman
Steve Hulin
as Pedroza's Opponent
Mark Hicks
as Sparring Partner #2
James Green
as Old Ex-Boxer
Wally Rose
as Referee
Stephen Rowe
as Businessman
Mike Adams
as Sparring Partner #3
Pat Cupo
as Reporter #2
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Split Decisions

It was an alright movie.

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