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Story

During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring.

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard; Feature Commentary with Writer Akiva Goldsman; Feature Commentary with Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
  • Deleted Scenes with (On/Off) Commentary by Director Ron Howard
  • The Fight Card: Casting Cinderella Man
  • The Man, The Movie, The Legend: A Filmmaking Journey
  • For the Record: A History in Boxing
  • Ringside Seats
  • Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind The Legend
  • Kodak Partner Spot
  • DVD ROM

Cast

Russell CroweJim Braddock
Renee ZellwegerMae Braddock
Paul GiamattiJoe Gould
Craig BierkoMax Baer
Paddy ConsidineMike Wilson
Bruce McGillJimmy Johnston
Connor PriceJay Braddock
Ariel WallerRosemarie Braddock
Patrick LouisHoward Braddock
Rosemarie DeWittSara
Nicholas CampbellSporty Lewis
Rance HowardAnnouncer Al Fazin
Clint HowardReferee

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Producer: Universal Pictures
  • Length: 145 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 3, 2005
    EuropeSep 9, 2005
    JapanSep 17, 2005
    AustraliaSep 29, 2005
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 6, 2005
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