Southpaw (2015)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 3 mins

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Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.
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Cast: Forest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona Laurence, Rachel McAdams

Crew: Antoine Fuqua (Director), Mauro Fiore (Director of Photography), James Horner (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, Sports

Release Dates: 31 Jul 2015 (India)

Tagline: Believe In Hope.

English Name: Southpaw

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Did you know? The director had no money to pay James Horner to compose the film due to the films short budget however, James didn't care as he loved the idea of the film and decided to do it for free. Read More
Movie not released in Chennai

Will this movie be releasing in Chennai at all ..? Was informed by the theatre staff that the movie is undergoing a censorship issue ... Waiting to see this movie on the big screen ...

as Tick Wills
as Billy Hope
as Leila Hope
as Maureen Hope
as Jordan Mains
as Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady
as Simon Stillman
as ER Police Officer #1
as Reporter #3
as ER Doctor
as Reporter #4
as Talia
as Jon Jon
as Fight Doctor #2
as Darius Jones
as Stuart Korman
as Referee #2
as Alice
as Secretary
as Hector Escobar
as Bronx Cop #3
as Ring Announcer
as Detective Miller
as Detective Parker
as Receptionist
as Mikey
as Aileen
as Gala Announcer
as Reporter #2
as Uniform Cop
as Jim Lampley
as Jimmy Lennon Jr.
as Fight Doctor
as Bartender
as Eli Frost
as Apartment Landlord
as Darius Cornerman #2
as Charity Announcer
as Gloria
as Police Officer #3
as Jamison
as Gabe
as ER Police Officer #2
as Doc Field
as Mrs. Doyle
as Miguel 'Magic' Escobar
as Reporter #1
as Reporter #5
as Angela Rivera
as Deputy / Bronx Detective #2
as Judge Kayle
as Kalil Turay
as Charity Fight Referee
as Maria Escobar
as Rodney
as Roy Jones Jr.
as Security Guard
as Darius Cornerman #1
as Hoppy
as Bronx Cop #4
as Billy Cornerman
as Referee
as National Anthem Singer
as Ramone
as Nick
as Umpire


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director




Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Assistant Cameraman
Key Grip


Music Director


Sound Designer
Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Sound Effects Editor


Production Designer
Art Director
Prop Master
Assistant Art Director
Storyboard Artist
Assistant Props Master


Casting Director
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Marketing and Public Relations

Graphic Designer

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double
Stunt Driver

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Artist
Matchmove Artist


Transportation Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Believe In Hope.
Character Error
Jimmy Lennon Jr. acts as the ring announcer for the HBO boxing broadcasts in the movie. However, in real life, Jimmy Lennon Jr. is the announcer for Showtime, and Michael Buffer is the announcer for HBO.
The film was originally considered as an unofficial follow-up to the movie 8 Mile (2002) with Eminem reprising his role. The script eventually evolved and that idea was scrapped.

Kurt Sutter's first film script.

Eminem was originally scouted for the role, which he accepted and started filming. The film had to be put on hold as Eminem wanted to focus on his music career, so the role was then given to Jake Gyllenhaal.

The director had no money to pay James Horner to compose the film due to the films short budget however, James didn't care as he loved the idea of the film and decided to do it for free.

Jake Gyllenhaal went through an intense 2 hours a day of training 7 days a week, working out at Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s Atlanta training center.

Lupita Nyong'o was cast as Angela Rivera, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

Last film scored by James Horner before dying in a plane crash on June 22, 2015. His last film in release, The 33, will be released later in the year.

The title of the film is a reference to the eponymous stance traditionally adopted by a left handed boxer. The term "Southpaw" is also slang for a left handed person.

Eminem worked on the movie's soundtrack but did not appear in the movie itself.

Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner are all considered for the role.

The writing credits in early promotional material read, "Story by Kurt Sutter. Screenplay by Sutter and Richard Wenk". Sutter received sole "Written by" credit following an arbitration conducted by the Writers Guild of America.

Eminem, the original star of the film, is left handed.

Some prints of the film have at the end of the credits "In Memory of Our Friend James Horner", whom died in a plane crash days before the film opened.

Originally Harry Gregson-Williams was announced as the film's composer. Gregson-Williams even stated in an interview in late 2014 that he was already writing the score. Not too long after that, Horner was announced as the composer.
Filming Start Date:
16 Jun 2014