The Fighter (2010)
The Fighter: Unlikely Path To Become World Lightweight Champion.
- Release Date:
Dec 17, 2010
The Fighter movie synopsis: As a welterweight from the wrong side of the tracks, Irish-American Dicky Eklund is the pride of working class Lowell, Massachusetts. Living in his shadow is his half-brother and sparring partner Micky Ward. After fighting Sugar Ray Leonard, Eklund plunges into a nightmare of crack addiction, violence and prison. His family's hopes are crushed in the wake of Dicky's decline. 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 Dicky finds redemption training his little brother, now known as Irish Micky Ward, for his Welterweight Championship bout with Shea Neary.Addtional Notes: The film was nominated for six Golden Globe Awards. Best Picture (Drama), Best Actor (Drama) for Wahlberg, Best Supporting Actress for Leo and Adams, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, and a nomination for Best Director for Russell.
- Official movie site: The Fighter
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Director(s):David O. Russell
Cast:Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee