Violent action drama set amidst the world of boxing starring Oscar winner Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer and Jennifer Beals. "Split Decisions" tells the stroy of a fighting Irish family names McGuinn, whose patriarch Dan (Gene Hackman) has ambitious plans for his younger son Eddie (Sheffer), putting him in line for a place on the Olympic team. Dan's eldest son, Ray (Jeff Fahey), however, has done everything wrong. Also a fighter, Ray gave up his amateur status, abandoned his father and signed with another trainer. But when Ray opposes a plan hatched by his manager for him take a dive in a big bout he's all alone. Unfortunately, the mob guys don't view his participation as optional -- so they kill him. To avenge his brother's death, Eddie gives up his and his father's dream of Olympic gold by turning pro, taking on the evil racketeers and settling things once and for all...

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Split Decisions (1988)

Action/Drama

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Violent action drama set amidst the world of boxing starring Oscar winner Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer and Jennifer Beals. "Split Decisions" tells the stroy of a fighting Irish family names McGuinn, whose patriarch Dan (Gene Hackman) has ambitious plans for his younger son Eddie (Sheffer), putting him in line for a place on the Olympic team. Dan's eldest son, Ray (Jeff Fahey), however, has done everything wrong. Also a fighter, Ray gave up his amateur status, abandoned his father and signed with another trainer. But when Ray opposes a plan hatched by his manager for him take a dive in a big bout he's all alone. Unfortunately, the mob guys don't view his participation as optional -- so they kill him. To avenge his brother's death, Eddie gives up his and his father's dream of Olympic gold by turning pro, taking on the evil racketeers and settling things once and for all...

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Cast
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Craig Sheffer

Eddie McGuinn
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Jeff Fahey

Ray McGuinn
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Gene Hackman

Dan McGuinn
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John McLiam

Pop McGuinn
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Jennifer Beals

Barbara Uribe
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Eddie Velez

Julian 'Snake' Pedroza
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Carmine Caridi

Lou Rubia
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James Tolkan

Benny Pistone
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David Labiosa

Rudy
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Harry Van Dyke

Douby
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Anthony Trujillo

Angel
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Victor Campos

Santiago
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Tom Bower

Detective Walsh
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Julius Harris

Tony Leone
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John Thomas

CSPRT Referee
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Dean Webber

Anchorman
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Father Terrance Sweeney

Priest
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Herb Muller

Mr. 'D'
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Oz Tortora

Official at Athletic Commission
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William Brent Kirkland

Bartender
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Cathleen A. Master

Pedroza's Girlfriend
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Lou Bonacki

Reporter #1
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Patrick Cupo

Reporter #2 (as Pat Cupo)
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Steve Vignari

M.C. at Boxing Club
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Gregory Godsen

Referee at Eddie Pedroza Fight
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Carmine Iannaccone

Photographer
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Danny Valdivia

Announcer at Eddie Pedroza Fight
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Geoff Witcher

CSPRT Announcer
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Marty Denkin

Referee at Pedroza CSPRT Fight
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Dirk Kodiman

Man at Fallon's Gym
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Michael Garcia

Young Boxer
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Al Allen

Man #1 at Bar
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Aaron Akins

Man #2 at Bar
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Dale Kusch

Man #3 at Bar
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Shelly Angel

Angel's Mother
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Joyce McNeal

Angel's Opponent's Mother
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Terry Claybon

Ray's Opponent
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Mark Dirkse

Thug #1
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George Robotham

Thug #2
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George P. Wilbur

Referee at Patty Flood (as George Wilbur)
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Pete Antico

Sparring Partner #1
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Rachel Renick

Red-Haired Woman
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Peter E. Smith

Doctor
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Terrence Thomas

Douby's Opponent
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Steve Hulin

Pedroza's Opponent
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George Latka

Cornerman
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Dwight Adams

Cornerman
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Marshall Martin

Fight Doctor
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Mark Hicks

Sparring Partner #2
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Michael Adams

Sparring Partner #3
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Joe Godsen

Sparring Partner #4
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Ricky Garay

Cuban Kid
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James Green

Old Ex-Boxer
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Stephen Rowe

Businessman
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Wally Rose

Referee
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Vincent Mazella Jr.

Eddie's Opponent (as Vince Mazzella Jr.)
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Adolpho Olivas

Angel's Opponent
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De'voreaux White

Coop
Crew
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David Drury

Director
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Split Decisions

(DVD)

2/3/2004

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