Indiewire: The Good Son
The documentary “The Good Son,” which will be released by SnagFilms(Indiewire’s parent company) this summer, tells the story of world-famous boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and the fight that changed his life. Based on Mark Kriegel’s book of the same name, the film hosted a special family and friends screening March 28 at the Linwood Theater in Hollywood.
Directed by Jesse James Miller (“Uganda Rising”), “The Good Son” revisits the unforgettable fight between Mancini and Korean fighter Duk Koo Kim 30 years ago. After Mancini knocked Kim out in the 14th round, Kim fell into a coma; days later, he was taken off life support. Following Kim’s death, both his mother and the fight referee committed suicide, leaving Mancini shattered and a deeply changed man.
“The Good Son” features first-ever interviews from Kim’s wife and son, as well as interviews from Mancini’s friends Mickey Rourke and Ed O’Neill. The film’s executive producers are Christopher Tavlarides, Jimmy Lynn, Kriegel, Aaron Cohen and Mancini.