My Rating : 2/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Knockout sports a very sensitive and calm Steve Austin – but very poor cinematography and directing!”
* The poster might convey that Steve as a fighter, but Steve doesn’t fight in the flick. And Steve has a trimmed ‘goatie’ in the flick and not the look he sports in the poster!
KNOCKOUT stars wrestler turned movie star Steve Austin (The Expendables, Damage, The Longest Yard), a pop culture icon with a huge fan following from his vital role in the World Wrestling Entertainment arena. The direct-to-DVD and VOD film brings Steve Austin back to the ring to train a rising boxing star, played by Daniel Magder (“Life with Derek”). KNOCKOUT is an inspiring story in the vein of under-dog classics such as The Karate Kid and Rocky.
Outsider and new kid Matthew (Daniel Magder) desperately wants to join his high school’s boxing team, but resident bully and boxing champion Hector stands in his way. Facing constant torment, Matthew finds an unlikely ally in Dan (Steve Austin), the school’s janitor and one-time amateur boxer. Despite Matthew’s overprotective parents and unimposing size, Dan sees potential in him. Together, they train for the biggest boxing match of Matthew’s life and discover what it truly means to be a winner.