Crossing the Line (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 9, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Filmmaker David Leland handled the directing chores on this British drama that stars Liam Neeson as an unemployed Scotsman whose inability to find a job threatens his family's wellbeing. Against his better judgement, Neeson is coerced into a bare-knuckle boxing match. Crossing the Line's supporting cast includes Hugh Grant, Joanne Whaley-Kilmer, Cameron Mitchell, and Billy Connolly. Adapted from a novel by William McIvanney, the film has also been released under the title The Big Man.

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boxing, Britain, hopelessness, unemployment, depression, mine