GenreDrama, Sport Budget10 million USD WriterPhil Berger LanguageEnglish
Release dateMarch 31, 2000 CastJimmy Smits (Arturo Ortega), Maria del Mar (Rita Ortega), Jon Seda (Sonny Ortega), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Jimmy Ortega) Similar moviesRocky IV, Rocky III, Rocky II, Foxcatcher, Rocky V, Rocky
TaglineSometimes the toughest battles are fought in your own family.
Price of glory
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.
Jimmy Smits as Arturo Ortega
Maria del Mar as Rita Ortega
Jon Seda as Sonny Ortega
Ulises Cuadra as Young Sonny Ortega
Clifton Collins Jr. as Jimmy Ortega
Mario Esquivel as Young Jimmy Ortega
Ernesto Hernandez as Johnny Ortega
Ron Perlman as Nick Everson
Louis Mandylor as Davey Lane
Sal Lopez as Hector Salmon
Danielle Camastra as Mariella Cruz
Paul Rodriguez as Pepe
Jeff Langton as Referee
The film grossed $3,440,228 in the United States and $108,328 in the foreign markets.
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." Price of Glory currently has a rating of 32 out of 100 on the popular website, Metacritic. The film has a 33% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.