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Play it to the Bone: Friday January 14, 1999

In the latest film from writer/director Ron Shelton, Woody Harrelson and Antonio Banderas star as best friends and professional boxing rivals Vince Boudreau and Caesar Dominguez, both of whom haven't worked in years. Finally, from out of the blue, they get the chance of a lifetime: an assignment to work together in Vegas. The job promises big money, but there's a hitch: They have to be there NOW.

They quickly hit the road with Grace Pasic (Lolita Davidovich) at the wheel, embarking on a circuitous route through the sizzling desert. Sparks fly as the competitive Vince and Caesar antagonize each other to a frenzy, matched only by Grace's own combative temper.

The going gets rougher when they pick up sultry hitchhiker Lia (Lucy Liu), whose presence throws the trio into further upheaval. A riotous race ensues as Vince and Caesar scramble to make it to Vegas for their big showdown. -- 1999 Touchstone Pictures

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Points 37.5   32 25  


Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"


Ron Shelton 


Ron Shelton 




Woody Harrelson as Vince Boudreau
Antonio Banderas as Caesar Dominguez
Lolita Davidovich as Grace Pasic 
Lucy Liu as Lia 

Running Time

2 hours - 4 minutes


Rated R for brutal ring violence, strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, pervasive language and some drug content. 


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 The People's Review of Play it to the Bone 

score = 60 
I thought this was a good movie although they could of left out some of the nudity.


score = 70 
i think that this movie was very good, you guys should have shown a nude seen with lucy lui, but antoino and woody fit the roles perfectly


score = 30 
I was disappointed in the lack of chemistry between Banderas and Harrelson. However, I thought Davidovich gave one of the best performances of her career (although that's not saying much). To me, the best aspects of the film were in the ring. The dialogue in the car seemed lifeless.


score = 100 
I think its the best movie of the new year it can be tough and it can be romantic to and woody harrelson he is so sexy dont you think?


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