• 2017
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Q Napper
  • Cast: Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane

Jimmy (Harris) is a former junior amateur boxing champion who’s battling alcoholism as he deals with the death of his beloved mother and his return to the ring. Harris’s committed performance can’t compete with the likes of McShane or Winstone in smaller roles, and it’s a slight and stereotypical story, but authentic and lovingly made if not wholly successful.

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8 May 20173 stars

Johnny Harris is the star and screenwriter of a modest but passionately performed boxing drama

A boxer's fight with the bottle and a reflection on being a 'contenda' is nothing new. Jawbone, the passion project of its star Johnny Harris (making his screenwriting and producing debut), retains an honest affection for its subject even if the story…

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