- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- ASIN: B0000844J0
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Crossing the Line (Widescreen)
Oscar nominee Liam Neeson (Schindler's List) gives a knockout performance as Danny Scoular, a loving family man and out-of-work coalminer with a criminal record and one desperate option: a high-risk, bare-knuckles prizefight financed by the ruthless Glasgow underworld. But as Danny trains for the illegal brawl, his wife, Beth, played by Joanne Whalley-Kilmer (Scandal) leaves him and seeks comfort in the arms of her former boyfriend, Gordon (Hugh Grant). Can Danny now win back both his dignity and family or will the fists of a man reveal the heart of a hero? Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown) and Oscar nominee Ian Bannen (Flight Of the Phoenix, Waking Ned Devine) co-star in this hard-hitting and powerful drama directed by David Leland, the award-winning co-writer of Mona Lisa and Emmy Award winning director of Band of Brothers.
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Neeson is an out of work miner in Scotland who cannot get another job due to his criminal/political record. His so-called "friend" introduces him to a business "gentleman" and they convince him to participate in an illegal bare-knuckle fight for money. Neeson believes the money is worth it when he gets an advance on his pay but his wife doesn't trust where the money came from and takes the kids to her parent's house leaving Neeson in the care of his so-called friend and the business "gentleman".
What you shall witness must be the bloodiest, brutal fight ever shown in a movie due to the superb makeup job and camera angles. There's nothing flashy or glorious about this fight. The sound effects and everything looks very real. Hell, I even started to feel nervous for Neeson as he's walking down the corridor to the fight due to the music. You may even feel sorry for the dirty Cutty (Neeson's opponent) once you see the damage he sustains, as they both take an enormous amount of punishment from eachother. If you'd just like to see what the fight is like, you can see it on the "Ultimate Fight DVD" which should be at your local Blockbuster, but I suggest you just buy this movie instead.
There was an ulterior motive for the fight taking place, not just money either so find out the true reason and if Neeson gets his wife and kids back. Give the movie a try
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