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Bashing (2004)

110 min | Action

Jerome Besson is a former heavy weight champion boxer. Francis Besson wants desperately to win the approval of his father by following in his footsteps. Francis ghettoizes his chances in the legit boxing world by coming out of the closet ...See moreJerome Besson is a former heavy weight champion boxer. Francis Besson wants desperately to win the approval of his father by following in his footsteps. Francis ghettoizes his chances in the legit boxing world by coming out of the closet and has to fight in an underground fight club called the "arena". Jerome believes the Arena has caused his son's gayness to evolve and wants him out and will not lend his support. Carrie Cain Sparks delivers a sensitive and powerful performance as Egypt, the strong willed daughter who is her brother's fight manager. Sparks is perfectly cast in Bashing, because as Egypt is at the center of every conflict, so Sparks' stellar talent elevates every other performance to outstanding levels. Priscilla is a rich artist and fight fan who puts her sights on Francis. Egypt is determined to keep her out. Although Priscilla is White and Francis is Black, the father's wish to change his son's image prompts Egypt to finally let her in. Rockwell is a fight fan who becomes addicted to the arena. He gets set up with an Asian kung fu master who at first glance appears easy to beat. Though the Bessons fight in the ring and out, even with love, every family fights. Bashing focuses on young men's dreams to make it in the real fight world. Written by Tough Art Films, Shadow Mihaiu See less
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Shadow Dragu-Mihai (as Shadow Mihaiu)
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Shadow Dragu-Mihai (as Shadow Mihaiu)
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$4,000,000
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Release date
Jul 1, 2004 (United States)

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Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña
Rockwell Stone Rockwell Stone   See fewer
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Francis Besson Francis Besson   See fewer
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Paul Ambrus
Crusher Cain Crusher Cain   See fewer
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Vis Brown
Bernie Bernie   See fewer
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Carrie Cain-Sparks
Egypt Besson Egypt Besson   See fewer
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Eddie Diaz
Lenny Lenny   See fewer
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Kim Estes
Jerome Besson Jerome Besson   See fewer
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Vincent Fatato
Larry Fish Larry Fish   See fewer
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Siaka Harding
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Noah Knight
Dogbody Dogbody   See fewer
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Ron Kublin
Fighter Fighter   See fewer
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Franke Niklas Lauria
Fight Manager Fight Manager   See fewer
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Jay Mathews
Herbie Cox Herbie Cox   See fewer
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Jamie Lou Moniz
Terry (as Jamie Aynes) Terry (as Jamie Aynes)   See fewer
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Skinner Myers
Malcolm (as John Myers) Malcolm (as John Myers)   See fewer
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David Ury
Manager Manager   See fewer
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Mark Valinsky
Cornerman Cornerman   See fewer
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Delpaneaux Wills
Fight Promoter (as Delpano Wills) Fight Promoter (as Delpano Wills)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 11 votes