Gladiator (1992) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Robert Loggia, Brian Dennehy.

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This is a story of a white and black teenager who are trapped fighting in an underground boxing league.
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Tommy Riley (James Marshall) works part-time at a diner by day, but fights in the boxing league by night to cover past debts piled up by his father. Abraham Lincoln Haines (Gooding Jr.) fights to make money so his wife and daughter can move out of the ghetto.
While being manipulated to fight by ringmaster Jimmy Horn, the two fighters get over their petty differences and become friends.
Because the two are so successful, Horn want to please the crowd and pit the two friends against each other.

The review of this Movie prepared by Adam Tobias

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of sports story:    -   boxing Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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