Never allowing himself, or his family, to quit, Carnera rose to greatness by living his life with integrity and respect. The Italian giant lifted all of Italy on his broad shoulders that June 29th in 1933 and forever became a legend. The names of the characters are right. Und mit ihnen zog er in den berüchtigsten seiner Kämpfe, dem Fight gegen Max Baer, in dem er in elf Runden elfmal zu Boden ging. Okay, one-and-a-half, he gets to throw a couple of tantrums here and there. Abstract: In 1933, Primo Carnera becomes the first and only Italian to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship. This is the true story of the heavyweight champion.
At the end of the movie there is a fictional quote supposedly made by Carnera espousing his fictional view that his career was an example of what hard work and dedication can do. While this helped the devoted husband and father to amass wealth, Carnera was already rich — with strength, self-pride and family. The movie was interesting enough, but still, it was formulaic and uninspired. Growing up in poverty, Carnera wanted to use his size and strength to make something. They should have stuck a tad bit more to the facts regarding Primo's handlers, and forgone all that schmaltz! And then there is the stuff that the mob took all of Carnera's money. Carnera is loved by fascists today because he represents the type of compliant and productive victim they dream of. A man who endured hardships with dignity and triumphs with humility, Primo was also a husband who adored his wife and children until the day he died.
What good do it do any of them? Carnera was left with only a few hundred dollars after his owners and manager were through robbing him blind. The actor puts an effort playing Carnera but he has just the height. Sadly, because of inuendos and fake stories, Carnera's great career is clouded in controversy. Primo Carnera - der größte Boxweltmeister aller Zeiten. They played hard and fast with the facts, but I've got no problem with that. You have to wonder why the film can't live up to Carnera's very interesting real life. Baer was one of the hardest punchers of all time.
. Carnera: The Walking Mountain Carnera: The Walking Mountain is a 2008 English Film stars Andrea Iaia , Renzo Martinelli , Renzo Martinelli , Franco Ferrini , Alessandro Gassman , Giuseppe Marra , Renzo Martinelli , Aldo De Scalzi , Pivio , Saverio Guarna , Osvaldo Bargero , Andreea Tanasescu , Anna Valle , Paolo Seganti , Burt Young , Paul Sorvino , F. He wound up and cracked Da Preem square on the chin in the first round. Si narra che fu grande e affascinante, proprio come quel numero comparso sulla bilancia alla nascita: 10 kg. But to paraphrase a famous philosopher, when the rumor is more interesting than the fact, print the legend. Remember, none of those stories were ever printed during Carnera's fight career.
In fact, Carnera's career is a historical example of what vicious exploitation by racketeers can do, a lesson to be learned by those in all walks of life, not just fighters and sports figures. While this was the end of the sad boxing career for Carnera, it was to be the beginning of a remarkable life of a true champion. There is no testamony from any of Primo's opponents, many of which were still alive at the time, including Carnera. They could have explored this aspect of Carnera's life a bit more. As a father he taught his children that, no matter how hard life may sometimes get, giving up is not an option. Synopsis Standing six and a half feet tall and weighing 265 pounds, Primo Carnera was one of the most formidable opponents in the history of heavyweight boxing, and in 1933, after becoming heavyweight champion of his native Italy, we went on to defeat Jack Sharkey in New York to become heavyweight champ of the world. He earned enough money to not only maintain his estate in Italy, but purchase a rambling estate in the United States and also run a successful restaurant.
The only person attached to Carnera that even hinted at that was Leon See, a disgrunteld individual who was shown the door as soon as Carnera hit the big time. Under the brilliant direction of famed Italian director Renzo Martinelli, the true meaning and greatness of the humble giant, with an even bigger dream, is brought to light. Seventy-five years ago the 6 ft. Champions of the caliber of Jack Dempsey certainly can recognize a fake fight, or that a fighter is not talented. Carnera is ripped apart in history because of his connection to the Italian Facists during the early 1930's. Beloved by so many, Carnera embarked upon a successful journey back into the ring — as a popular wrestler, and also acted in several movies. That is another insult to Carnera.
Antonio Cupo plays a dwarf Baer that is over a full foot shorter then Carnera and half his size Baer was a few inches shorter, a giant of his own with a brutish face, Cupo was choice because is an handsome male model. The Madison Square Garden will again play host to a truly significant event in remembrance of the late Italian boxing champion Primo Carnera. Fu usato dal Fascismo per magnificare i successi del regime; un simbolo per milioni di emigranti partiti per sfuggire alla fame come lui, che aveva avuto la fortuna di trasformarsi da povero in ricco, da manovale in campione, da anonimo a idolo; un esempio di sacrificio, attaccamento alla famiglia, onestà, generosità, determinazione e di legame con le radici friulane. They were either killed by their own kind or put in jail. This movie is hardly a must see and is inevitable the comparison with the harder they fall. He was a man who endured hardships with dignity and triumphs with humility. Admission is free thanks to the main sponsors Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Angel Devil and W Hotel.
They took the bulk of his earnings and made a fortune on bets. Supposedly, Carnera fooled around with wife of Damon Runyon. The truth was he was a mediocre, muscle-bound fighter, who didn't have the skill, speed, and reflexes required to be a great fighter. Where are those greedy vultures now? He had principles and values that were never compromised and that followed him through his professional and personal life, principles and values that he passed on to his children and that will be forever treasured in their hearts. Eighty years after he fought, the big guy is once again badly-used by his promoters - this time without any payoff. He turned to professional wrestling where he made some decent money that he actually was allowed to keep.
He was a husband who adored his wife until the day he died and a father who taught his children that, no matter how hard life may sometimes get, giving up is not an option. Furthermore, Carnera had a full and interesting life after his boxing career ended, and they could have explored this more as well. As a father he taught his children that, no matter how hard life may sometimes get, giving up is not an option. The musical score was annoying. While reaching the pinnacle in boxing, becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, no other fighter — let alone a champion — was ever treated with more corruptness, less decency, and stripped more completely of dignity than Primo Carnera.
As accurately pointed out in one of the reviews above, the movie glosses over the fact that Carnera's fights were rigged, making it appear that one or two along the way were thrown in order to smooth Carnera's hard fought path to glory. The truth is that almost all of Carnera's fights were thrown, including his championship won from an ethically challenged Jack Sharkey as well who was also controlled by a crook. The E-mail message field is required. Dies ist die bewegende und aufregende Geschichte des Primo Carnera, einem Mann, der sich über die Armut seiner Herkunft erhob und zum größten Weltmeister im Schwergewichtsboxen wurde. The film does a great job depicting Carnera's career and thankfully does not sink into the gutter with the B-movie cliches that have soiled the great Carnera's legacy.