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Manny (2014) 1080p

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his...

IMDB: 7.21 Likes

  • Genre: Documentary | Biography
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.67G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 106
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 7

The Synopsis for Manny (2014) 1080p

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, Manny is a hard hitting feature length documentary film that explores the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.


The Director and Players for Manny (2014) 1080p

[Director]Leon Gast
[Role:]Jimmy Kimmel
[Role:]Liam Neeson
[Role:]Jinkee Pacquiao
[Role:]Sardo Mejia


The Reviews for Manny (2014) 1080p


Ready to RumbleReviewed byDavid FergusonVote: 7/10

Greetings again from the darkness. Growing up in extreme poverty in the Civil War-torn Philippines, sleeping in a hut made from coconut tree leaves, and working with fishermen as a young boy, Manny Pacquiao spent his childhood not dreaming of becoming a world champion boxer and celebrity, but rather wondering if there would be food to eat on any given day. This background is probably what inspired co-directors Ryan Moore and Leon Gast (Oscar winner for When We Were Kings) to focus less on Manny's personal flaws and more on his extraordinary road to success.

Opening with Michael Buffer's familiar "Let's get ready to rumble", the film does exactly that. Obviously much of the film highlights Manny's boxing career, beginning as an extremely young fighter with a slight build and carrying through to his record-setting titles in 8 weight classifications, but it also does an admirable job of helping us get to know the man behind the fame.

As Pac-Man finds more success in the ring, we witness the exponential growth of the circus environment – his training camp, the media onslaught, the endorsements, the lousy movies, his re-discovery of religion, and his political aspirations. We meet his cutting edge fitness trainer Alex Ariza and his long-time boxing trainer and friend (and former boxer) Freddie Roach. Freddie's story is probably worthy of its own documentary, as he trained under his mentor, the legendary Eddie Futch, and blames his Parkinson's Disease on staying in the game a few fights too long.

The film acknowledges, but only in a cursory manner, the dark side of boxing. Manny's first two managers are blamed for some of his early financial woes, as is his business adviser Michael Koncz ? and promoter Bob Arum is certainly a guy who deserves a bit more scrutiny. Questionable decisions in key matches are mentioned, but no further investigative reporting is offered ? handled just as the sport itself does. This hole would be less obvious had not so much of the film focused on Manny's boxing career.

We get a taste of Manny's charm and appeal. Actor and fight fan Mark Wahlberg makes a great observation in his interview, as he points out that Manny's entry into the ring for a fight is filled with smiles and waves ? as if he had not a care in the world. But then once he steps into the ring, he can "flip the switch" and find the focus to fight his fight. We also see Manny on talk shows, and in a truly priceless sequence, we go into the recording studio as Manny sings "Sometimes When We Touch" ? while being mentored by the song's original singer/songwriter Dan Hill.

The film does nice work in letting us see Manny make the move into politics – he's now a twice elected representative in his hometown Sarangami province. There is also footage of him in his ministry as he confesses to a sinful past left behind in favor of his family and clean living. Some of the interviews with Jinkee (his wife) are the most emotional moments in the film. Along the way, we are privy to some of Manny's philosophical thoughts: "Loss is a reminder of what's important in life", and when times are tough, "You get back up. You fight again". Manny's talent has etched his place in boxing history, but his approach to life is what contrasts him from many other great fighters like Floyd Mayweather (whose brief appearances flash enough ego to turn anyone's stomach). That hut in the Philippines may be long gone, but the film shows us that Manny is here to stay.

Well-Made, Unexpectedly Emotional DocumentaryReviewed by3xHCCHVote: 8/10

This documentary is about the life and career of Manny Pacquiao, probably the most famous Filipino celebrity the world over now. While we in the Philippines idolize him as our "National Fist," it would be very interesting to hear what other peoples have to say about him.

The film was narrated by Liam Neeson. It starts with Manny Pacquiao contemplating on why he boxes. Pacquiao mostly narrates his story in Filipino (with English subtitles). We learn that he joined fishermen when he was a poor boy growing up in Sarangani province. He credited that experience for developing his physical strength. From there, we will meet various people who have influenced his life and career.

Manny's mother Dionisia was restrained and sincere when she talked about his childhood. Too bad that would only be her only part in the film. His wife Jinkee had more participation, talking about their personal life. There was an obvious hesitation in some parts when she was going to say something negative, but that was understandable. Too bad there was no interview with his kids. It would have been good to know how he was as a father.

The bulk of this documentary will of course be about his boxing career. We will meet his uncle Sardo Mejia who taught 12 year old Manny about boxing. His childhood friend Buboy Fernandez was trained by Manny to be his assistant trainer. We will get to learn more about Freddie Roach, his own career, how they met and their present relationship. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and innovative conditioning coach Alex Ariza are also featured prominently. Former managers Rod Nazario and Michael Koncz were not so favorably mentioned.

We get to witness the best scenes from Pacquiao's most memorable fights. There was that 1995 match with a certain Rossel, Manny's first significant win that started him on his winning path. There was that match vs. Hussein in 2000, the first actual match Jinkee watched live, and she was six months pregnant then. His first match in the US, vs. Ledwaba, which Manny convincingly won despite being a longshot.

There were highlights of his matches with Barrera, Morales, Solis, Diaz, Marquez, dela Joya, Hatton (that chilling knockout), Cotto, Margarito (that unprecedented eighth world title), and Bradley (that controversial loss by decision). There was of course mention of the dream match which may never be, that elusive one vs. Floyd Mayweather.

We will also see Manny's forays into the entertainment scene. There were movies like "Wapak-Man" and "Anak ng Kumander", which did not exactly get good reviews nor good box office. There was his singing "Imagine" on TV with Will Ferrell. We see inside footage of Manny recording "Sometimes When We Touch" in Capitol Records, with no less than Dan Hill himself coaching him (which I found so funny). There was also a quick montage of his multiple product endorsements locally and abroad, many of which we have not seen before.

We will see his career in politics as congressman of the lone district of Sarangani. There were even predictions posed about a possible presidency. There was also footage from a prayer meeting where Manny was the motivational speaker. There were thoughts shared about how these other activities were affecting his boxing career.

The celebrities they interviewed were also interesting, from Mark Wahlberg to Imelda Marcos! It was heartening to hear testimonies of Manny's greatness from foreign boxing experts, how he is mentioned in the same breath as Muhammad Ali. It was not all roses and plaudits though, as his early financial problems (not yet the tax woes) and many vices were also brought up.

This must have been a nightmare to wade through all the footage and media appearances and edit it together into an inspiring and truly touching feature-length documentary such as this one. One of the directors is Leon Gast who won an Oscar in 1996 directing another documentary about boxing "When We Were Kings." That film was about the iconic Ali-Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" match. The other director is a Fil-American Ryan Moore. This is Moore's first commercial film project.

I think "Manny" succeeds in its aim to craft a fair character study of a man who came from nothing, who pushed himself to achieve great things for himself and his whole country. This is a very well-made documentary feature, unexpectedly an emotional film which will move many to tears.

Even for non-boxing fans an interesting documentary to watchReviewed byThe CouchpotatoesVote: 7/10

Interesting sport documentary about the famous Philipino boxer Manny Pacquiao alias Pac Man. Even for people that are not really into boxing or sports in general it's a well done and easy to watch biography of a great champion. It tells the story from his young age as a poor kid in a family that didn't have food on the table every day to the champion he became after fighting his way to the top. He defeated almost everybody in a lot of different categories and earns much respect for the way he did it. Always humble and looking like he's not worried about a fight he has that charming look that makes you interested in his story. The only down point to me is his strong beliefs in a God. If he's a world champion it has absolutely nothing to do with a God, it's because he's the best and that's it. Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao will definitely go in the list of greatest boxers all time.

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