Gladiator


1h 28m 1992

Brief Synopsis

Set on the South Side of Chicago within the brutal world of underground boxing, a young man battles to clear his father's name.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gatans gladiatorer
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Drama
Sports
Release Date
1992
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Set on the South Side of Chicago within the brutal world of underground boxing, a young man battles to clear his father's name.

Crew

William David Arnold

Set Designer

John Arrufat

Sound Editor

Diane Bandolas

Production Accountant

Gregg Barbanell

Foley

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Ron Bartlett

Sound Editor

J Batista

Song

Dean Beville

Sound Editor

Rob Birch

Song

Ruben Blades

Song

Phil Bonanno

Song

Bono

Song

Brian W Boyd

Production Assistant

Tim Boyle

Music

Todd Braden

Other

Gary Bromham

Song

Richard Brown

Grip

David Burton

Stunt Man

S Campbell

Song

Donald C Carlson

Assistant Camera Operator

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

Chris Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kevin E Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Budd Carr

Music Producer

Chic Cecchini

Other

David J Chamerski

Assistant Property Master

Michael Chock

Sound Editor

Adam Clayton

Song

Al Cohn

Special Thanks To

Janet Cole

Song

L.l. Cool J

Song

L.l. Cool J

Song Performer

Attrell Cordes

Song

Michelle Crenshaw

Assistant Camera Operator

Sheryl Crow

Song

William D'ambra

Property Master

Michelle D'angelo

Assistant Director

Luis Defreitas

Consultant

Sean Devoreaux

Song

Barbara E Doherty

Craft Service

John Dunn

Sound Editor

Michael Elyanow

Production Assistant

Brad Fiedel

Music

Elizabeth Flaherty

Art Department Coordinator

Donald Flick

Sound Editor

Judee Flick

Adr Editor

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Editor

Gregg Fonseca

Production Designer

John Friday

Electrician

Tak Fujimoto

Dp/Cinematographer

Tak Fujimoto

Director Of Photography

Nicholas Hallam

Song

Hammer

Song

Hammer

Song Performer

Jay R. Hart

Set Decorator

Rick Hart

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dan Hegeman

Adr Editor

Bill Hogan

Transportation Coordinator

Andrea Horta

Adr Editor

Bob Hudgins

Location Manager

Chris Jackson

Assistant Editor

Rodger Jacobs

Makeup

Rick James

Song

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Robert Kamen

Story By

Robert Kamen

Screenplay

Robert Kamen

From Story

Roger Kelderman

Other

Lyle Kessler

Screenplay

Steve Kipner

Song

S Krywoschy

Song

Jani Lane

Song

Christine Larson-nitzsche

Assistant Director

Richard Lawson

Song

Mark R Lindberg

Electrician

Greg Lundsgaard

Camera Operator

Clif Magness

Song

Dan Maxwell

Transportation Captain

Brian May

Song

Gerardo Mejia

Song

Gerardo Mejia

Song Performer

Djordje Milicevic

From Story

Djordje Milicevic

Story By

John D. Milinac

Special Effects

Alonzo Miller

Song

Bruce Alan Miller

Art Director

Danial A Miller

Dolly Grip

Harry Miller

Editor

Laurence Mullen

Song

Erwin Musper

Song

Peter Nash

Song

Jim Nickerson

Stunt Coordinator

William R Nielsen

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard D Oakes

Lighting Technician

Troy O Osman

Grip

Martin Page

Song

Martin Page

Song Performer

Mary K Perko

Production Coordinator

W Michael Phillips

Production Assistant

Frank Price

Producer

Tito Puente

Song

Van Redin

Photography

Richie Rich

Song

Jeff Richman

Production Assistant

Linda R Rizzuto

Hair Stylist

John L Roman

Assistant Director

Steve Rose

Unit Manager Assistant

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

D Ross

Song

Steve Roth

Producer

Joan Rowe

Foley

A Rubalcava

Song

Geoffrey G. Rubay

Sound Editor

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting

Marcelo Sansevieri

Assistant Editor

Richard Sayers

Grip

Toni Semple

Assistant

D Snyder

Song

Marc Tanner

Song

Park B Taylor

Electrician

Tony Terry

Song Performer

The Edge

Song

Nick Thomas

Best Boy

Timothy Jamahli Thomas

Song

Adam Tinley

Song

Joe Tomko

Grip

Tierre Turner

Stunt Man

Benny Urquidez

Consultant

Kenneth Utt

Unit Production Manager

Kenneth Utt

Executive Producer

Patricia Von Arx

Music

Shirley Walker

Music Conductor

Christian Warren

Song

Cheryl A Weber

Wardrobe Supervisor

Thomas E Whalen

Video

David A. Whittaker

Sound Editor

Folmer Wiesinger

Assistant Editor

Curtis Williams

Song

Glenn Williams

Sound

J A Williams

Boom Operator

Marlon Williams

Song

Andrew M Zawacki

Construction Coordinator

Peter Zinner

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Gatans gladiatorer
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Drama
Sports
Release Date
1992
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Articles

Ossie Davis (1917-2005)


Ossie Davis, the distinguished African-American character actor, director and civil rights activist, died of natural causes on February 4 in Miami Beach, where he was filming a movie. He was 87.

He was born Raiford Chatman Davis on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia. His parents called him "R.C." When his mother registered his birth, the county clerk misunderstood her and thought she said "Ossie" instead of "R.C.," and the name stuck. He graduated high school in 1936 and was offered two scholarships: one to Savannah State College in Georgia and the other to the famed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but he could not afford the tuition and turned them down. He eventually saved enough money to hitchhike to Washington, D.C., where he lived with relatives while attending Howard University and studied drama.

As much as he enjoyed studying dramatics, Davis had a hunger to practice the trade professionally and in 1939, he left Howard University and headed to Harlem to work in the Rose McClendon Players, a highly respected, all-black theater ensemble in its day.

Davis' good looks and deep voice were impressive from the beginning, and he quickly joined the company and remained for three years. With the onset of World War II, Davis spent nearly four years in service, mainly as a surgical technician in an all-black Army hospital in Liberia, serving both wounded troops and local inhabitants before being transferred to Special Services to write and produce stage shows for the troops.

Back in New York in 1946, Davis debuted on Broadway in Jeb, a play about a returning black soldier who runs afoul of the Ku Klux Klan in the deep south. His co-star was Ruby Dee, an attractive leading lady who was one of the leading lights of black theater and film. Their initial romance soon developed into a lasting bond, and the two were married on December 9, 1948.

With Hollywood making much more socially conscious, adult films, particularly those that tackled themes of race (Lonely Are The Brave, Pinky, Lost Boundaries all 1949), it wasn't long before Hollywood came calling for Davis. His first film, with which he co-starred with his wife Dee, was a tense Joseph L. Mankiewicz's prison drama with strong racial overtones No Way Out (1950). He followed that up with a role as a cab driver in Henry Hathaway's Fourteen Hours (1951). Yet for the most part, Davis and Dee were primarily stage actors, and made few film appearances throughout the decade.

However, in should be noted that much of Davis time in the '50s was spent in social causes. Among them, a vocal protest against the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and an alignment with singer and black activist Paul Robeson. Davis remained loyal to Robeson even after he was denounced by other black political, sports and show business figures for his openly communist and pro-Soviet sympathies. Such affiliation led them to suspicions in the anti-Communist witch hunts of the early '50s, but Davis, nor his wife Dee, were never openly accused of any wrongdoing.

If there was ever a decade that Ossie Davis was destined for greatness, it was undoubtly the '60s. He began with a hit Broadway show, A Raisin in the Sun in 1960, and followed that up a year later with his debut as a playwright - the satire, Purlie Victorious. In it, Davis starred as Purlie, a roustabout preacher who returns to southern Georgia with a plan to buy his former master's plantation barn and turn it into a racially integrated church.

Although not an initial success, the play would be adapted into a Tony-award winning musical, Purlie years later. Yet just as important as his stage success, was the fact that Davis' film roles became much more rich and varied: a liberal priest in John Huston's The Cardinal (1963); an unflinching tough performance as a black soldier who won't break against a sadistic sergeant's racial taunts in Sidney Lumet's searing war drama The Hill (1965); and a shrewd, evil butler who turns the tables on his employer in Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969).

In 1970, he tried his hand at film directing, and scored a hit with Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), a sharp urban action comedy with Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques as two black cops trying to stop a con artist from stealing Harlem's poor. It's generally considered the first major crossover film for the black market that was a hit with white audiences. Elsewhere, he found roles in some popular television mini-series such as King, and Roots: The Next Generation (both 1978), but for the most part, was committed to the theater.

Happily, along came Spike Lee, who revived his film career when he cast him in School Daze (1988). Davis followed that up with two more Lee films: Do the Right Thing (1989), and Jungle Fever (1991), which also co-starred his wife Dee. From there, Davis found himself in demand for senior character parts in many films throughtout the '90s: Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Client (1994), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), and HBO's remake of 12 Angry Men (1997).

Davis and Dee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998 with the publication of a dual autobiography, In This Life Together, and in 2004, they were among the artists selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Davis had been in Miami filming an independent movie called Retirement with co-stars George Segal, Rip Torn and Peter Falk.

In addition to his widow Dee, Davis is survived by three children, Nora Day, Hasna Muhammad and Guy Davis; and seven grandchildren.

by Michael T. Toole
Ossie Davis (1917-2005)

Ossie Davis (1917-2005)

Ossie Davis, the distinguished African-American character actor, director and civil rights activist, died of natural causes on February 4 in Miami Beach, where he was filming a movie. He was 87. He was born Raiford Chatman Davis on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia. His parents called him "R.C." When his mother registered his birth, the county clerk misunderstood her and thought she said "Ossie" instead of "R.C.," and the name stuck. He graduated high school in 1936 and was offered two scholarships: one to Savannah State College in Georgia and the other to the famed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but he could not afford the tuition and turned them down. He eventually saved enough money to hitchhike to Washington, D.C., where he lived with relatives while attending Howard University and studied drama. As much as he enjoyed studying dramatics, Davis had a hunger to practice the trade professionally and in 1939, he left Howard University and headed to Harlem to work in the Rose McClendon Players, a highly respected, all-black theater ensemble in its day. Davis' good looks and deep voice were impressive from the beginning, and he quickly joined the company and remained for three years. With the onset of World War II, Davis spent nearly four years in service, mainly as a surgical technician in an all-black Army hospital in Liberia, serving both wounded troops and local inhabitants before being transferred to Special Services to write and produce stage shows for the troops. Back in New York in 1946, Davis debuted on Broadway in Jeb, a play about a returning black soldier who runs afoul of the Ku Klux Klan in the deep south. His co-star was Ruby Dee, an attractive leading lady who was one of the leading lights of black theater and film. Their initial romance soon developed into a lasting bond, and the two were married on December 9, 1948. With Hollywood making much more socially conscious, adult films, particularly those that tackled themes of race (Lonely Are The Brave, Pinky, Lost Boundaries all 1949), it wasn't long before Hollywood came calling for Davis. His first film, with which he co-starred with his wife Dee, was a tense Joseph L. Mankiewicz's prison drama with strong racial overtones No Way Out (1950). He followed that up with a role as a cab driver in Henry Hathaway's Fourteen Hours (1951). Yet for the most part, Davis and Dee were primarily stage actors, and made few film appearances throughout the decade. However, in should be noted that much of Davis time in the '50s was spent in social causes. Among them, a vocal protest against the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and an alignment with singer and black activist Paul Robeson. Davis remained loyal to Robeson even after he was denounced by other black political, sports and show business figures for his openly communist and pro-Soviet sympathies. Such affiliation led them to suspicions in the anti-Communist witch hunts of the early '50s, but Davis, nor his wife Dee, were never openly accused of any wrongdoing. If there was ever a decade that Ossie Davis was destined for greatness, it was undoubtly the '60s. He began with a hit Broadway show, A Raisin in the Sun in 1960, and followed that up a year later with his debut as a playwright - the satire, Purlie Victorious. In it, Davis starred as Purlie, a roustabout preacher who returns to southern Georgia with a plan to buy his former master's plantation barn and turn it into a racially integrated church. Although not an initial success, the play would be adapted into a Tony-award winning musical, Purlie years later. Yet just as important as his stage success, was the fact that Davis' film roles became much more rich and varied: a liberal priest in John Huston's The Cardinal (1963); an unflinching tough performance as a black soldier who won't break against a sadistic sergeant's racial taunts in Sidney Lumet's searing war drama The Hill (1965); and a shrewd, evil butler who turns the tables on his employer in Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969). In 1970, he tried his hand at film directing, and scored a hit with Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), a sharp urban action comedy with Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques as two black cops trying to stop a con artist from stealing Harlem's poor. It's generally considered the first major crossover film for the black market that was a hit with white audiences. Elsewhere, he found roles in some popular television mini-series such as King, and Roots: The Next Generation (both 1978), but for the most part, was committed to the theater. Happily, along came Spike Lee, who revived his film career when he cast him in School Daze (1988). Davis followed that up with two more Lee films: Do the Right Thing (1989), and Jungle Fever (1991), which also co-starred his wife Dee. From there, Davis found himself in demand for senior character parts in many films throughtout the '90s: Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Client (1994), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), and HBO's remake of 12 Angry Men (1997). Davis and Dee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998 with the publication of a dual autobiography, In This Life Together, and in 2004, they were among the artists selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Davis had been in Miami filming an independent movie called Retirement with co-stars George Segal, Rip Torn and Peter Falk. In addition to his widow Dee, Davis is survived by three children, Nora Day, Hasna Muhammad and Guy Davis; and seven grandchildren. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1992

Released in United States on Video October 7, 1992

Completed shooting April 17, 1991.

Began shooting January 21, 1991.

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1992

Released in United States on Video October 7, 1992