Against the Ropes

A Jewish woman from Detroit who became a boxing manager, guiding several major careers. This film focuses on her relationship with one boxer (Epps), who’s reportedly a composite of several including Toney, McKart and Hearns. Kallen eventually left her husband of 30 years, and moved to Los Angeles, becoming the commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association

Against the Ropes

Title: Against the Ropes

Release Date: 2004

Genres: Drama, Sport

    Directors: Dutton, Charles S.


  • Ryan, Meg as Jackie Kallen
  • Epps, Omar as Luther Shaw
  • Dutton, Charles S. as Felix Reynolds
  • Shalhoub, Tony as Sam LaRocca
  • Daly, Timothy as Gavin Reese
  • Cortese, Joseph as Irving Abel
  • Washington, Kerry as Renee
  • Bell, Sean as Ray Kallen
  • McDermott, Dean as Pete Kallen
  • McCole Bartusiak, Skye as Little Jackie
  • Hern├índez, Juan Carlos as Pedro Hernandez
  • McCallany, Holt as Dorsett
  • Kittles, Tory as Devon Green
  • Mack, Gene as Kevin Keyes
  • Starr, Beau as Corcoran

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