Columbia Pictures Corporation / Price Entertainment Released 1992




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Rowdy Herrington

Tommy Riley is a talented young boxer from Chicago's suburbs who is forced to move with his father to a rough South Side neighborhood where toughs are always showing up trying to collect on his father's gambling debts. To win money to bail his dad out of jail, Tommy is convinced to compete in illegal prizefights staged by sleazy promoter Jimmy Horn, who exploits racial tension to fan the flames of aggression in his fights. When Tommy befriends Horn's top black fighter, Lincoln, a young husband and father who sees his fists as his ticket out of the ghetto, it's only a matter of time before the two friends are set against each other and their bond is tested in the ring.


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    • Domestic Gross - $9,223,441 (97th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $18,135,730

    • Filming locations include:
      British Columbia, Canada
      Chicago, Illinois

    • Taglines:
      1. Nobody owns Tommy Riley. Nobody.
      2. Against all odds, they became friends. Against their will, they became opponents.

    • Music:
      Written by Seal & Adamski
      Performed by Seal
      Written by M.C. Serch, Richard Lawson and Peter Nash, Burt Bacharach, Hal David
      Performed by 3RD Bass
      Da Me La (Fama)
      Written by Jainardo Batista, Rubén Blades, Sam Campbell, Sam Krywoschy, Darryl Ross, Al Rubalcava & David Snyder
      Performed by Latin Science
      Welcome to the Real Life
      Written by Sheryl Crow and Gary Bromham
      Performed by Lisa Velez & Cult Jam
      Latin Till I Die (Oye como va)
      Written by Tito Puente and Gerardo Mejía
      Performed by Gerardo Mejía
      Mama Said Knock You Out
      Written by Marley Marl & LL Cool J
      Performed by LL Cool J
      For the Love of Peace
      Written by Timmy Thomas, Prince B., Rob Birch and Nicholas Hallam
      The Power
      Written by Jani Lane
      Performed by Warrant
      I Will Survive
      Written by Clif Magness and Steve Kipner
      Performed by Cheap Trick
      Rico Suave
      Written by Gerardo Mejía & Christian Warren
      Performed by Gerardo Mejía
      Hold on Tight
      Written by Curtis Williams, Sean Devoreaux and Janet Cole Valdez
      Performed by Tony Terry
      Count on Me
      Written, Arranged and Performed by Martin Page
      U Can't Touch This
      Written by M.C. Hammer, Alonzo Miller & Rick James
      Performed by M.C. Hammer
      We Will Rock You
      Written by Brian May
      Performed by Warrant
      Pride (In the Name of Love)
      Written by Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. & The Edge
      Performed by Clivillés & Cole


More Info About This Movie


Boxing, Crime, African-American Drama