The All-American Boy

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An interesting attempt at epic filmmaking, THE ALL AMERICAN BOY takes a look at a boxer's life inside the ring and out. Jon Voight in one of his earliest roles plays Vic Bealer, an up and coming boxer emerging from a destitute background. Bealer has troubles breaking away from his old buddies, a motley crew of directionless men going nowhere. He begins to fall into this depressing scene too deeply and struggles to continue in his brutal career choice. The film is notable for the performances of many young actors such as Voight in the lead as well as Rosalind Cash and Anne Archer. The film's narrative is told in a segmented style: "The Manly Art in Six Rounds." Shelved for several years, THE ALL AMERICAN BOY was finally released in theaters in 1973.

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Cast

Jon Voight
as Vic Bealer
Carol Androsky
as Rodine Bealer
Anne Archer
as Drenna Valentine
Ron Burns
as Larking
Gene Borkan
as Rockoff
Jeanne Cooper
as Nola Bealer
Peggy Cowles
as Bett Van Daumee
Leigh French
as Lovette
E.J. Peaker
as Janelle Sharkey
Bob Hastings
as Ariel Van Daumee
Kathy Mahoney
as Shereen Bealer
Art Metrano
as Jay David Swooze
Nancie Phillips
as Connie Swooze
Jeff Thompson
as High Valentine
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