Against the Ropes Soundtrack (

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Tags: watching oneself on television, watching oneself on tv
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Contra las cuerdas

Title in Italiano:

Against the Ropes

Title in Português:

Encostada às Cordas

Title in Français:

Dans les cordes

Title in Türk:

Dans les cordes

Title in Deutsch:

Die Promoterin


Meg Ryan stars in a true story about Jackie Kallen, the first female boxing manager who successfully broke the gender barrier of the boxing world.

The film focuses on the relationship she has with her first boxer, Luther Shaw (Omar Epps) and his successful rise to the boxing championship and the inside dealings of the boxing game.

Jackie turns Luther into a prizefighter with the help of trainer Felix Reynolds (Charles Dutton). During the press conference after each boxing win, Jackie is put in the spotlight and she lets fame go to her head.

Jackie begins to believe that she is the one who made the boxer what he is today, and that she is doing all the work.

This causes trouble between Jackie and the boxer. The boxer wants and gets a new manager. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy).

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Against the Ropes
Baby Workout
Jackie Wilson: Performer
Ozomatli: Performer
We Right Here
DMX: Performer
Hale Se Le Di Khanna
Hugh Masekela: Performer
J. Swift: Performer
Out of Touch
Lucinda Williams: Writer
Lucinda Williams: Performer
La Wally
Miriam Gauci: Performer
Si Yo Muero
Patricio Castillo: Performer
Wang Dang Doodle
KoKo Taylor: Performer
All I've Got
Al Jarreau: Writer
Al Jarreau: Performer
Bloodline Anthem
DMX: Performer
Back to the Track
Barbara L. Jordan: Performer
What are You Doin' with Her?
John Yingst: Performer
Josh Kessler: Performer
All I've Got
Al Jarreau: Performer
All My Love
Marco Marinangeli: Performer

User reviews

Carol Baker

The music selection elevates the pivotal moments in the movie, creating a sense of anticipation and excitement that keeps viewers engaged throughout the film.

Laura Wilson

Overall, the soundtrack of Against the Ropes is a cohesive and engaging collection of music that effectively enhances the storytelling and emotional impact of the film. It successfully immerses the audience in the world of boxing and the personal struggles of the characters.

Joshua Taylor

The soundtrack of Against the Ropes effectively captures the intensity and drama of the boxing world. The use of percussion and brass instruments creates a thrilling atmosphere that enhances the fight scenes and builds tension.

Edward Adams

The emotional moments in the film are beautifully complemented by the poignant melodies and soft piano notes in the soundtrack. These tracks convey the struggles and triumphs of the characters, adding depth to their stories.

Steven Baker

The soundtrack of Against the Ropes perfectly captures the intensity and drama of the boxing world, enhancing the emotional impact of the film's storyline.

Kenneth Evans

One aspect that stands out in the soundtrack is its ability to mirror the character development throughout the film. The evolving themes and motifs reflect the growth and changes in Jackie and Luther's relationship, providing a musical narrative to their journey.

Steven Phillips

The combination of energetic tracks and poignant melodies in the soundtrack effectively mirrors the highs and lows of Jackie Kallen's journey as she navigates the challenges of being a female boxing manager in a male-dominated industry.