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The Fighter
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Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg
Micky Ward
Christian Bale Christian Bale
Dicky Eklund
Amy Adams Amy Adams
Charlene Fleming
Melissa Leo Melissa Leo
Alice Ward
Mickey O Mickey O'Keefe
Mickey O'Keefe
Jack McGee Jack McGee
George Ward
Melissa McMeekin Melissa McMeekin
'Little Alice' Eklund
Bianca Hunter Bianca Hunter
Cathy 'Pork' Eklund


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Scott Silver Scott Silver
(screenplay) and
Paul Tamasy Paul Tamasy
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Boxing picture with heart and soul

6 years, 3 months ago at Mar 13 12:41
11 votes
"I'm just grateful to be here and have the shot for the title."

From Rocky to Raging Bull to Million Dollar Baby, boxing films have existed as Oscar staples for decades. Suffice it to say, it's challenging - if not impossible - to find anything new or fresh to mine in the frequently-exploited genre. Hence, 2010's The Fighter does not flourish as an original offering of filmmaking si... read more

The Fighter

6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 24 13:47
8 votes
If there's something I've said in several other reviews of movies that are inherently cliche-based that deserves to be repeated here, it's this: if you can do something interesting with the conventional material you're working with, or if you can at least make the characters worth caring about, the film is certain to be at least good, despite the familiarity of the material. Such is the case with ... read more

A very good movie

4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 18 10:58
4 votes
We often talk about how many actors managed to make some impressive come-backs in their career such as John Travolta, Robert Downey Jr. or Mickey Rourke but, very often, we tend to forget that for some directors, the path was also pretty hazardous and David O. Russell is one perfect example. Indeed, after helming 3 movies, he was hailed as the next best thing. Unfortunately, even though Russell wa... read more
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A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Release date: 17 December 2010
Tags: Drama (33), Boxing (26), 2010 (20), Sport (20), Drugs (12), Biopic (11), (10), Sports (9), Family (7), Biography (7), 2010s (7), Prison (6), Underdog (6), Drug Addiction (6), Massachusetts (5), Violence (5), Anger (5), Based On True Story (5), Crack (4), Brothers (3)
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