The Opponent

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The Opponent
Directed by Eugene Jarecki
Produced by Eugene Jarecki
Paige Simpson
Written by Eugene Jarecki
Starring Erika Eleniak
James Colby
Aunjanue Ellis
John Doman
Harry O'Reilly
Music by Vytas Nagisetty
Cinematography Joe Di Gennaro
Edited by Simon Barker
Distributed by Trimark Video
Release dates
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Opponent is a sports drama film released in 2000. The film stars Erika Eleniak and James Colby.

Film synopsis[edit]

When Patty Sullivan (Eleniak) gets tired of the abuse of her boyfriend, she decides to take boxing lessons to protect herself. During her practices, she gains the attention of fellow boxer, June (Aunjanue Ellis) and promoter, Fred (John Doman). They introduce her to Tommy (Colby), a trainer that runs a local gym. Tommy takes Patty through a rigorous training program to prepare her for her first professional match.


The film was shot in several New York locations like Port Chester, Troy, and Waterford.



The film premiered at the AFI Film Festival on October 20, 2000. This was followed the same year by a premier on New York City.

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