The latest review for Fight Card: Front Page Palooka ... "A solid tale of corruption in the prize-fighting game, brought to life with period details, one-liners and slang, boxing lore, historical cameos. Anthony Venutolo gives it to us through the eyes of a whiskey-soaked newspaper man chasing a dream of his own and does so admirably. Here's hoping he returns for an encore ..."
FRONT PAGE PALOOKA
Newark, New Jersey, 1954
Years of fight halls and newsrooms have east coast sportswriter, Nick Moretti, looking for a change. When a sloppy hustle goes bad, and Nick takes a bullet in the shoulder, it’s time to go west. Hired by Pinnacle Pictures to write a boxing movie about troubled heavyweight champ Jericho ‘Rattlesnake’ McNeal, Nick joins forces with sexy public relations gal, Dillian Dawson, for a cross-country tour to give an everyman boxer an unlikely shot at the world title – what could go wrong?
From the crackling neon of Hollywood and Sin City, through the steamy Delta, and on to Chi-Town, the glitzy dream becomes a noir nightmare, and newshound Nick Moretti is about to commit a reporter’s greatest sin – becoming a Front Page Palooka ... Another great two-fisted Fight Card tale!