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

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    Boxing, Crime, African-American Drama