CastIan Palmer, Michael Quinn McDonagh, Christy (Ditsy) Nevin Music directorIlan Eshkeri, Jessica Dannheisser Similar moviesChamps (2014), Facing Ali (2009), On the Ropes (1999), Blue Blood (2006), Tyson (2008)
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Knuckle is a 2011 film about the secretive world of Irish Traveller bare-knuckle boxing. The film was made in stages over 12 years.
This film follows 12 years in the lives of three Irish Traveller families (Joyces, Nevins, and Quinn-McDonaghs) and their bitter feuds and fights. The film explores the reasons why they hold these fights and explores in-depth these families' secret life, which is barely known to outsiders of the Traveller community. The real reason for the feud among the families is never revealed, as they will not talk about it to outsiders. The film shows the savagery, lack of education and respect for the rule of law that is endemic in the travelling community.
James Quinn McDonagh
Michael Quinn McDonagh (later sentenced to life imprisonment for beating his wife to death)
Paddy Quinn McDonagh
Christy (Ditsy) Walford
Thomas (Spike) Nevin
Joe (Wee Joe) Joyce
The movie received a mostly positive response from critics. It has a 95 percent ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.