Price of Glory

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Price of Glory
Price of glory.jpg
Theatrical Poster for the Film
Directed by Carlos Ávila
Produced by Arthur Friedman
Moctesuma Esparza
Written by Phil Berger
Starring Jimmy Smits
Maria del Mar
Jon Seda
Clifton Collins Jr.
Ernesto Hernandez
Ron Perlman
Louis Mandylor
Music by Joseph Julián González
Cinematography Affonso Beato
Edited by Gary Karr
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date
  • March 31, 2000 (2000-03-31)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million
Box office $3,548,556

Price of Glory is a 2000 American sports drama film written by Phil Berger, directed by Carlos Avila and starring Jimmy Smits. The movie was nominated for several ALMA Awards in 2001. The film was shot in Huntington Park, California, Los Angeles, California, and Nogales, Arizona. The film was released by New Line Cinema on March 31, 2000.


Arturo Ortega, a man with enduring aspirations of being a competitor in professional boxing. While Arturo had the intellect, ambition, and agility to be a professional, his career proved to be a short one, and, after a living out his fifteen minutes of fame, he’s washed up. However, Arturo has instilled his passion for boxing in his three sons, who have grown up learning all about the world of prizefighting. The three boys begin competing in the ring, with Arturo as their manager and coach, but Johnny swiftly displays so much promise that other managers and promoters want to take over his contract and put make him the next boxing champion. Arturo feels let down when Sonny decides that he wants to work with another manager, while his other two sons rail against Sonny for turning his back on his father and hope Arturo has the same conviction in their talents in the ring.[1]


Box office[edit]

The film grossed $3,440,228 in the United States and $108,328 in the foreign markets.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The film was not well received by critics when it was released in March 2000. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film a rating of two stars out of a possible four saying, "The film made me feel like I was sitting in McDonald's watching some guy shout at his kids." Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle said of the film "It is a TKO before it even had a chance to get off a decent hook."[3] Price of Glory currently has a rating of 32 out of 100 on the popular website, Metacritic.[4] The film has a 33% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]


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