Jawbone

SYNOPSIS

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone) cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley) and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

Completed

★★★★★ “stunningly acted, superbly written and wonderfully directed”, Daily Mail, Brian Viner

★★★★★ “Jawbone isn’t just a good boxing film, it’s a fantastic one”, Mail on Sunday Event, Matthew Bond

★★★★ “Rocky meets I, Daniel Blake”, The Times, Kevin Maher

★★★★ “a cracking movie”, Financial Times, Nigel Andrews

★★★★ “strikingly accomplished…Johnny Harris is excellent”, The Observer, Wendy Ide

★★★★ “delivered one-two wallops of stylish force and feeling”, Total Film, Kevin Harley

★★★★ “An intense and intimate tale of redemption through boxing”, Metro, Harry Readhead

★★★★ “…inventive and impressionistic”, The I, Geoffrey Macnab

★★★★ “bruisingly authentic”, Daily Star, Andy Lea

★★★★ THE IRISH TIMES

★★★★ NME

★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★ EMPIRE

CAST

JOHNNY HARRIS (London to Brighton,
Welcome to the Punch)

RAY WINSTONE (Point Break, The Sweeney,
The Departed)

MICHAEL SMILEY (Kill List, Free Fire,
The Lobster)

IAN McSHANE (John Wick, Deadwood)

DIRECTOR

THOMAS NAPPER (2nd Unit Director: Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice)

PRODUCERS

MIKE ELLIOT (Catch Me Daddy, The Goob)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

ANDREW EATON (Rush, The Trip, 9 Songs)

WRITER

JOHNNY HARRIS

CREW

Music by
PAUL WELLER 

Boxing Consultant
BARRY McGUIGAN 

Financed with BBC Films

 

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