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Southpaw Movie Quotes

Southpaw movie quotes follow one boxer atop his game, who, after tragedy, has to rebuild his life and career. The sports drama was directed by Antoine Fuqua using a screenplay by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk from a story Sutter created. Southpaw opened in theaters in the United States on July 24, 2015.

In Southpaw, Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is one of the top boxers in the world but, for his wife, Maureen (Rachel McAdams), and daughter, Leila (Oona Laurence), he makes the decision to leave the sport. Shortly after his retirement announcement, tragedy strikes and Maureen is shot and killed. This sends Billy into a downward spiral of drugs, partying and losing custody of his daughter.

With no income, no family and no real hope for the future, Billy has to find the strength to put his life back together. He seeks the assistance of trainer Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker) at a run down boxing gym and begins his path back to greatness. This effort is even further pushed when his manager and lifetime friend Jordan (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) offers him a chance to get back in the ring for a high profile title fight. While this is just what Billy needs to prove himself, including as a fit parent to regain custody of Leila, getting ready for that match is perhaps his toughest fight ever.

Southpaw is just one of several highly anticipated summer 2015 films along with Pixels, Paper Towns, Ant-Man, and Mr. Holmes.
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    You Gotta Let Her Hate You

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    Tuck Willis: You've gotta let her hate you so she can get better.

    In talking with Billy about Billy's strained relationship with daughter Leila, Tuck explains that Leila's ill will towards Billy is part of her healing process. Billy needs to let her hate him so she can find a way to love him again.
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    You Can't Fight Like That Anymore

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    Billy Hope: I expected a hard fight. I put my family through a lot, and by the way, Leila, if you're watching, go to sleep, baby.
    Maureen Hope: The more you get hit, the harder you fight. I get it. Only now you're taking way too many hits before you get off. You can't fight like that anymore. Think about her.

    On the urging of his wife, Maureen, and the need to be around for his daughter, Leila, top boxer Billy Hope announces his retirement from the sport. Billy knows he needs to leave the business for his family, though it's a hard choice to make.
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    How'd You Like to Fight for That Title?

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    Jordan Mains: How'd you like to fight for that title?
    Tuck Willis: You think you can beat Magic?
    Billy Hope: I can't beat him, not without you. I'm going to fight again. I'm going to get my kid back.
    Tuck Willis: You can control your destiny.

    Billy's manager, Jordan, brings good news. Billy has a chance to return to the ring for redemption. While this is just what Billy needs, getting back to top fighting form for the opportunity is easier said than done and for that, Billy will need help.
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    I'll Give You My Everything

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    Tuck Willis: So what brings Billy Hope into my gym?
    Billy Hope: I'm looking for a job, maybe place of trade.
    Tuck Willis: You couldn't handle the rules here, man.
    Billy Hope: I can't lose my daughter. I'll give you my everything.

    Looking to turn his life around, Billy seeks out assistance from Tuck Willis, a former fighter at a local run-down gym. While Tuck doesn't see Billy as fitting in around those parts, Billy swears that he is determined to do whatever it takes.
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