De Niro and Stallone Discuss "Grudge Match," How the Fights Look So Real

Wednesday December 11th, 2013

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Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro star in Grudge Match, the Peter Segal-directed boxing comedy set to come out on Christmas Day. The movie, about two retired Pittsburgh boxers who finally step into the ring thirty years later for a decisive final match, trades on the boxing film experience of its two stars, a big topic of discussion in the interview. The two actors also discuss why boxing makes for the best sports flicks, the choreography, and the trick to making the punches look real. Maybe with the combined cache of the Rocky and Raging Bull stars, Segal may finally be able to put out a well-received movie.

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