Scene of the Week: Gladiator
I mentioned the movie Gladiator recently in an “Unofficial Sequels“article so I hope you’re somewhat familiar with it. If not, then you should find a copy and plant your butts in a chair and watch one of my favorite non-Rocky boxing movies of all time!
Tommy Riley just moved to Chicago with his father from a “nicer place” and Tommy tries his best to keep to himself in his new school. Unfortunately for him, his father has unpaid debt to some loan sharks and in order to pay the men off Tommy begins fighting in underground boxing matches. Tommy isn’t without skill as he was a Golden Gloves winner in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but in this ring, the rules only hinder a man from winning.
As I said, Gladiator is a great boxing film and below you’ll see Tommy’s first fight in the underground competitions…it’s a hoot.