Knockout (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 4, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this sports drama, a tough and ambitious woman follows her dream to succeed in a field where few women have dared to go. Isabelle Alvarado (Sophia Adella Hernandez) grew up in a tough neighborhood in East Los Angeles, where her father once had a promising career as a professional boxer. He set sports aside and took a job as a policeman, and her mother when Isabelle was still a child. Now that Isabelle has grown to adulthood, she wishes to follow in her father's footsteps and become a female boxer. She discovers, however, that in a sport dogged by corruption and dominated by men, the climb to the top is steep and slippery. Knockout also features Paul Winfield, William McNamara, and Tony Plana.



boxing, daughter, father, corruption, police-officer