Knockout

DVD Release: April 26, 2011
Knockout
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Synopsis

Outsider and new kid Matthew (Daniel Magder) desperately wants to join his high school’s boxing team, but resident bully and boxing champion Hector stands in his way. Facing constant torment, Matthew finds an unlikely ally in Dan (Steve Austin), the school’s janitor and one-time amateur boxer. Despite Matthew’s overprotective parents and imposing size, Dan sees potential in him. Together, they train for the biggest match in Matthew’s life and discover what it truly means to be a winner.

Dove Review

It is always hard to be the new kid at a school. Matthew has to adapt to a change in his life, moving to a new place to live in addition to being new to the school. He loves boxing and wants to learn the sport. Matthew’s problem is that his mother doesn’t want him to do this and he battles his fear of the bully of the school. But along the way he finds help through some unlikely supporters.

This is a film about building confidence in one’s self and finding a different way other than violence to deal with a bully. The story is compelling and about overcoming change. Although it is geared more toward teens it is a good film that the entire family can watch. We are proud to award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this wonderful DVD.

Content Description

Sex: A teenage couple kisses.
Language: None
Violence: A teen age boy bullies another; boys box in a boxing ring; boy gets a black eye; boy has a bloody nose from boxing.
Drugs: None
Nudity: A woman's midriff shows.
Other: A disrespectful attitude toward others and parents.

Info

Company: Phase 4 Films
Director: Anne Wheeler
Producer: Boxer and The Kid Productions Inc., Jack Nasser
Genre: Action
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe