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Play It to the Bone

Director/Writer:Ron Shelton
Touchstone Pictures; R; 124 minutes
Cast:Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson, Lolita Davidovich

The man who brought us Bull Durham and White Men Can't Jump takes it to the ring with Play It to the Bone. Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson play a pair of washed-up middleweights called out of anonymity by sleazy producers for a low-budget rematch. They don't even receive plane tickets to get to the bout, and must convince their mutual friend and mutual ex-lover Grace (Lolita Davidovich) to drive them to . The result is sandwiched somewhere between a road movie with freewheeling banter, a romantic comedy, and buddy-buddy sports flick where grown-up men pummel each other with childlike abandon and hulking dignity.

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