The Boxer

The Boxer (1997)

Love is always worth fighting for.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1997-12-31
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 111 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: Ireland
  • Director:
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Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.

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  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    as Danny Flynn
  • Brian Cox

    as Joe Hamill
  • Emily Watson

    as Maggie
  • Ken Stott

    as Ike Weir
  • Gerard McSorley

    as Harry
  • David Hayman

    as Joe Hamill's Aide
  • Kenneth Cranham

    as Matt MaGuire
  • Lorraine Pilkington

    as Bride
  • Niall Shanahan

    as Groom
  • John Wall

    as Priest
  • Maria McDermottroe

    as Betty
  • Eleanor Methven

    as Patsy
  • Ciarán Fitzgerald

    as Liam
  • Paul Ronan

    as Eddie's Cornerman
  • Liam Carney

    as Mr. Walsh
  • Veronica Duffy

    as Mrs. Walsh
  • Des Braiden

    as Mr. Orr
  • Joan Brosnan Walsh

    as Mrs Orr
  • Ian McElhinney

    as Reggie Bell
  • Brian Milligan

    as Ned
  • Sean Donaghy

    as Mickey
  • Nye Heron

    as Eddie's Trainer
  • Mick Tohill

    as Billy Patterson
  • Clayon Stewart

    as Akim
  • Gavin Kennedy

    as Bootsy
  • Britta Smith

    as Mrs Boots
  • Peter Sheridan

    as Peter Mallon
  • Joan Sheehy

    as Agnes
  • Jer O'Leary

    as Timekeeper - London Fight
  • Mark Mulholland

    as Old Man in Gym
  • John Cowley

    as Old Man in Gym
  • Don Foley

    as Old Man in Gym
  • Vinny Murphy

    as Danny's Supporter
  • Tom Bell

    as Mr Maguire (uncredited)
  • Frances Tomelty

    as Mrs Maguire (uncredited)
Art Brian Morris Production Design
Writing Terry George Writer
Camera Chris Menges Director of Photography
Editing Gerry Hambling Editor
Editing Clive Barrett Editor
Directing Jim Sheridan Director
Writing Jim Sheridan Writer
Sound Maurice Seezer Music
Sound Gavin Friday Music
Production Nuala Moiselle Casting