CONTEST: Screening tickets to ‘Grudge Match’ - WINNERS
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • December 13, 2013 @ 10:59am
Both Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone belong in the top 50 actors of all-time, and when it comes to throwing vicious right hooks, I wouldn’t leave the duo out of my top 10.
The plot of “Grudge Match,” which debuts for the general public on Christmas Day, pits two aging boxers—with a history of controversy and conflict between them—head-to-head for the final time.
De Niro (Billy “The Kid” McDonnen) has beef with Stallone (Henry “Razor” Sharp) because the latter retired before a title bout—and the fallout ruined the careers of both boxers.
Thirty years since the bad blood began, one final boxing match has been scheduled to determine which of the pair should reign supreme.
The contest will run until 4 p.m. today (Friday, Dec. 13.) Winners will be notified by the email address provided in their Buffalo.com profile and given instructions to pick up their screening tickets.
Enter the contest by responding to the following question in the comments section of this blog post:
**Who do you think will emerge victorious in the fight between De Niro and Stallone? Why do you think he’ll win?
(It should go without saying, but if you somehow already know the result for certain, please do not spoil it for everyone else)
In a film that runs just under two hours, “Grudge Match” focuses on the hype preceding the fight as well as the training of two beaten and battered boxers—who also desperately want to beat their loathed rival—before the anticipated spectacle in the ring.
Kevin Hart adds substantial comic relief, while Kim Basinger (“8 Mile,” “L.A. Confidential” and the 1989 “Batman”) also plays a supporting role.
To help with your answer, here are the major movies in which each has starred:
De Niro’s credentials: “The Godfather: Part II,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Goodfellas,” “Taxi Driver,” and he even played the role of a boxer in 1980’s “Raging Bull.”
Stallone’s credentials: The “Rocky” movies—the classic epitome of a boxing role, “Rambo,” “Demolition Man,” “The Expendables” and “Rocky Balboa.”
If I had to wager a guess, I’d take Stallone—De Niro lost a great deal of street cred from his appearances in “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.” He’s gone soft.