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New HBO Tapia Documentary Executive Produced By 50 Cent (Air On HBO In Dec)

HBO Sports, the leading television platform for boxing in the U.S., will present a compelling documentary about the talented but tormented world champion boxer Johnny Tapia, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. 433 more words


Tapia: An intimate look at a hard knock life

story by Paul Gonzales

Johnny Tapia was always a personal household favorite. Growing up and watching his boxing matches with my father and family, we were always rooting for the guy. 394 more words



Boxing and Hollywood are a match made in heaven, and for good reason: The best fights – like the best movies – stir the soul and rock the senses. 2,201 more words


TCFF Day 9 and Closing Day Film Highlights

Happy Friday everyone!! We’ve still got a couple of days worth of festivities before TCFF wraps, but sadly today is my last day covering the film fest as I’m flying to NYC on Saturday morning to attend my sister-in-law’s wedding. 1,391 more words



Sorry its been so long, without work or money, its hard for me to go see movies. This time my friend Rob asked if I could drive and he would pay for my ticket, and as usual, Brent was along with us. 943 more words


Shiloh at the "Tapia" Premiere

On June 15, Shiloh attended the “Tapia” Documentary Premiere at the LA Film Festival. Last year, there was talk of Shiloh playing Johnny Tapia in a movie biopic. 26 more words

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#LAFF2013 Tapia - The Indomitable Spirit & Legacy of Johnny Tapia

The brief and tumultuous life of prizefighter Johnny Tapia, who passed away last year at the age of 45, elicits overwhelming empathy and incredible awe.  The documentary directed by Eddie Alcazar, intimately reveals the immense emotional agony and pain he suffered in his life but also shows that for the series of extreme, rock bottom lows of misfortune, Johnny always jumped back up to reach equally extreme heights of success and triumph, like winning five boxing championships, meeting the love of his life, Teresa Tapia, with whom he has a young son, and becoming a beloved hero to his hometown Albuquerque, as well as around the world.   1,909 more words

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