The Set-Up

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The Set-Up

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The Set-Up

Release Date: March 29, 1949

Year    :   1949
Slogan    :   «I want a man … not a human punching bag!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   RKO Radio Pictures
Director    :   Robert Wise
Producers    :   Dore Schary, Richard Goldstone
Writers    :   Robert Wise, Art Cohn, Joseph Moncure March
RunTime    :   73 mins.

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 will lose that he doesn't tell the boxer about the set-up. At the beginning of the last round of the vicious boxing match he learns of the fix.




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