Tempered Iron


Note to the reader: This review was written before the terrible accident that ended the life of Mike Tyson’s young daughter. I’m letting the piece stand as written, and I trust that nothing in it shows any insolence to a man who must currently be undergoing the greatest agony of his life.

One day in the late 1980s, I invited my father out for dinner or a movie, but he turned me down. “I have to catch a fight on TV....

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.