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Day of the Fight

Orizzonti Extra
Jack Huston
Day of the Fight (Josh Porter, Jack Huston, Jai Stefan, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Colleen Camp)
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Main Cast:
Michael C. Pitt, Nicolette Robinson, John Magaro, Anatol Yusef, Steve Buscemi, Ron Perlman, Joe Pesci
Jack Huston
Peter Simonite
Joe Klotz
Production Designer:
Pete Zumba
Costume Designer:
Christopher Peterson
Ben MacDiarmid
Lewis Goldstein


On the day of his first fight since leaving prison, Mikey, a once celebrated boxer, takes a redemptive journey through his past and present, putting his own life at risk due to a medical condition only he knows about. Over the course of the day, Mikey visits influential figures from his life, encouraging him to overcome his checkered past. After a fight for the ages at Madison Square Garden, a twist of events reveals that this day was never really about boxing for Mikey. This is an underdog story built on introspection, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness which asks the question: how far are we willing to go for the ones we love?

Director’s Statement

Day of the Fight is an underdog story in its purest form. I conceived the movie as an almost tragic fairy tale, aspiring to capture a whole life in a day—the love, pain, regret, happiness, and anguish, yet somehow remaining hopeful. I’ve always been drawn to underdog stories—they so perfectly reflect the truths of life: adversity, fear, doubt, desire. In the film, our lead character Mikey is our underdog, grasping for a second chance to be better for those that he loves. An honest and often brutal look at the human experience—it’s a story about sacrifice, redemption, and ultimately forgiveness. Making this film has been a true labour of love, and I’m honoured to be able to share it.


PRODUCTION: Josh Porter, Jack Huston, Jai Stefan, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Colleen Camp - Day of the Fight Inc.
1356 Madison Ave
10128 – New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 4246440989
Mob. +1 9493749551

WORLD SALES: Sarah Schweitzman - CAA Media Finance
2000 Avenue of the Stars
90067 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 4242882000

PRESS OFFICE: Scott Feinstein – 42 West
600 3rd Avenue 23rd Floor
10016 - New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 2124130806

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