Against the Ropes (2004) - Synopsis

Against the Ropes (2003) - Synopsis imageThis is a fictionalized drama inspired by the story of Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in boxing history. The film stars Meg Ryan as Kallen, Omar Epps as Luther Shaw, her champion-in-the-making, Tony Shalhoub as Midwest boxing kingpin Sam LaRocca, Tim Daly as TV sports reporter Gaven Ross, Charles S. Dutton as veteran trainer Felix Reynolds, whom Kallen coaxes out of retirement, Joe Cortese as Irving Abel, Kallen’s boss and Kerry Washington as Kallen’s friend and co-worker at the Cleveland Coliseum.