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Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose fights, so he takes money for a "dive" from a mobster, but is so sure that Thompson...
A superbly executed, touching little film that is more of a suspenseful drama than noir. Events play out in real time as an aging boxer fights a bout, unaware that he's supposed to take a dive in the third round. There's not a false note in the entire picture.
The Set-Up has perhaps the most straightforward plot I have ever actually seen, but the execution makes it worth the watchn
That last punch was his best!
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