The Boxer [WS] [DVD] [1997]

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Special Features

  • Feature commentary with director Jim Sheridon
  • Feature commentary with producer Arthur Lappin
  • "Fighting for Peace: Inside the Boxer," an original featurette on the making of the film featuring interviews with director Jim Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Ciaran Fitzgerald, and boxing consultant Barry McGuigan, plus never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage
  • Cast and filmmaker bios
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Alternate ending
  • Deleted scenes
  • Film highlights
  • Production notes


The Boxer
Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father) directed this drama about a Belfast boxer, filmed with Dublin locations substituting for Belfast. Released after his 14-year prison sentence for IRA activities, 32-year-old Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) returns to his old neighborhood and sees former-flame Maggie (Emily Watson), who has an unhappy marriage and now raises her son alone while her husband is in prison. To get back in the boxing ring, Danny gets the community-center gym back in operation and starts training, encountering opposition from militant IRA members, including Harry (Gerald McSorley). Danny and Maggie grow closer, but after a bomb sets off events leading to the destruction of the gym, Danny leaves for a disastrous boxing match in London. More grim situations arise when he returns to Belfast. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    Daniel Day-Lewis - Danny Flynn
  • Emily Watson
    Emily Watson - Maggie
  • Brian Cox
    Brian Cox - Joe Hamill
  • Ken Stott
    Ken Stott - Ike Weir
  • Gerard McSorley
    Gerard McSorley - Harry

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