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Broken Noses

, 1987

This is an experimental film in color and black and white, about being macho. Broken Noses is the story of professional lightweight boxer, Andy Minsker and his small boxing club in Portland, Oregon. The club consisted of 12 boxers between the ages of 10 and 16. Most of the kids were from broken homes and many of their parents were in prison. The film traces Andy’s boxing career with the U.S. Olympic Boxing Association, his fights in Las Vegas and his training of the young men whom he’s almost adopted as his own sons. This is Bruce Weber’s first film.