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The Harder They Fall

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After 17 years working as a recognized and respected sports journalist in New York, Eddie Willis cannot find a job if his newspaper goes down. Nick Benko, main campaign sponsor, asked him to act as a PR agent in his new heavyweight player Toro Moreno. Eddie knows how the fighting game works and after seeing Toro in the ring, he realizes that Toro is nothing more than a stiff person who has no hope of success. Benko offers him a substantial salary and an unlimited spending account, and he agrees given his financial situation. Benko's strategy of making money has been reused. They start in California and move east. They organize a series of fights for Toro with stiff legs. All fights are ready to build his record and get him to fight heavyweight champion Buddy Brannen, where they will make a good profit on goal. On the way, a boxer is killed in the ring and Eddie begins to have serious doubts about what he is doing.... Show more

Great Drama with a great cast, a good storyline and above all: the most funny dialogues ever. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. But not with this one :). The soundtrack is very good too. At all, Sport can boast of one of the biggest numbers of good movies. Varied dialogues are the quintessence of this image, they inspire the viewer. Great actors and great story. However, I think that well-chosen actors and an interesting script are not pushed to the background by music, because a good movie consists of many great parts. It's a movie for everyone, I'm sure you'll like it after watching.... Show more

Release: 1956
Duration: 109 min
IMDb Rating: 7.5