The Fighter, Every Dream Deserves a Fighting ChanceCategory: Entertainment
An inspirational boxing drama based on a true story, The Fighter stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale on the roles of professional boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale).
Actress Amy Adams co-stars as a love interest of Ward.
This early, critics are already praising the trio’s performance with all of them gaining nominations for the Golden Globe Awards. The movie itself is also in the running for Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
Wow, this is a must-see movie especially for a fighting fan like me.
As a welterweight from the wrong side of the tracks, Dickie Eklund is the pride of working class Lowell, Massachusetts. Living in his shadow is his half-brother and sparring partner Micky Ward. It’s part of the Irish pride to let Dickie lead the way and win a championship belt first. However, after suffering a humiliating defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard, Dickie plunges into a nightmare of crack addiction, violence and prison. His family’s hopes are crushed in the wake of Dickie’s demise. Like a real life Rocky, Micky fights on his own terms and pulls his family out of despair with his meteoric rise in the ring. Freshly paroled Dickie finds redemption training his little brother, now known as Irish Micky Ward, for his Welterweight Championship bout with Shea Neary.
The Fighter is directed by David O. Russell and produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Ryan Kavanaugh for a budget of $11 million.
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The Fighter was released in select US and Canada theaters on December 10, 2010 (limited) and is scheduled to be released in the UK on February 4, 2011.
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