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Original screenplay by Ken Pisani

Based on the book Two Ton: One Fight, One Night by Joseph Monninger


Ken Pisani is a former sports producer and writer (including Sports Illustrated and two Olympics), earning two Emmy nominations for compelling true sports stories. His original play, Glove Story, a tragic-comic tale of two retired former boxing champions, was named a finalist for the 2009 Julie Harris Playwright Award and the 2005 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Ken has optioned features and sold network pilots, events that expired with little fanfare. He currently writes and produces a variety of television productions, and is allergic to dogs.

"Two Ton" Tony Galento was a heavyweight boxer who trained on beer and spaghetti and did his roadwork with a cigar in his mouth. He also delivered ice, hauling enormous blocks that gave him his prodigious strength; and owned a saloon in Orange, New Jersey, where he kept a BEAR  that he boxed for the amusement of his drunken, raucous patrons. Loud, vulgar and impossibly gregarious, Tony eventually found his way to Hollywood where he acted alongside Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Gypsy Rose Lee (who tried to have him fired for giving her a "hot foot" between takes).
And one night in an unlikely title fight against the greatest heavyweight who ever lived, Tony proved he was more than just a fat, beer-guzzling clown from Orange, New Jersey.

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Hollywood publicity photo of Tony Galento