The Opponent (2000 film)

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The Opponent
Directed byEugene Jarecki
Written byEugene Jarecki
Produced byEugene Jarecki
Paige Simpson
StarringErika Eleniak
James Colby
Aunjanue Ellis
John Doman
Harry O'Reilly
CinematographyJoe Di Gennaro
Edited bySimon Barker
Music byVytas Nagisetty
Distributed byTrimark Video
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

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


When Patty Sullivan 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, and promoter, Fred. They introduce her to Tommy, 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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