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Story

Dicky Eklund is a former boxing hero that squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness.

Mickey Ward, his half brother, is the struggling journeyman boxer who spent his life in his big brother's shadow.

The Fighter is inspired by the true story of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride. The story unfolds on the gritty, blue-collar streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, where Dicky was once known as "The Pride of Lowell" having gone the distance with the World Champion Sugar Ray Leonard. However, after losing that fight, like the town of Lowell, Dicky's fallen on hard times. His boxing days are behind him and his life has become shattered by drug abuse.

Younger brother Mickey, meanwhile, has become the family's fighter and fading hope for a champion. But despite all of his work, Mickey's career is failing and he loses fight after punishing fight. Dicky and Mickey's tougher-than-nails mother Alice manages his career and Dicky serves as his highly unreliable trainer. When Mickey's latest fight nearly kills him, it looks like it could all be over--until his iron-willed new girlfriend Charlene convinces him to do the unthinkable: split with his family. Pursue his own interests and train without his increasingly volatile and criminal brother.

Now Mickey has the chance of a lifetime as he earns a title shot at the World Championship. But when his brother and dysfunctional family re-enter his life, they must all reconcile their pasts and become more than just a family in name. With Mickey and Dicky reunited, this becomes more than just a fight--it's an all-out comeback for these brothers, their family, and their city. When it's over, will Mickey be able to become a Champion? Will Mickey become the new "Pride of Lowell" or will that tile be lost, and will he become a legend in his own hometown?

DVD Features

Cast

Mark WahlbergMickey Ward
Christian BaleDicky Eklund
Amy AdamsCharlene Fleming
Melissa LeoAlice Ward
Mickey O'KeefeHimself (as Mickey O'Keefe)
Jack McGeeGeorge Ward
Melissa McMeekin'Little Alice' Eklund
Bianca HunterCathy 'Pork' Eklund
Erica McDermottCindy 'Tar' Ecklund
Jill QuiggDonna Eklund Jaynes
Dendrie TaylorGail 'Red Dog' Ecklund
Kate B. O'BrienPhyllis 'Beaver' Ecklund (as Kate O'Brien)
Jenna LamiaSherri Ward
Frank RenzulliSal Lanano
Caitlin DwyerKasie Ward
Chanty SokKaren
Ted ArcidiLou Gold
Ross BickellMike Toma
Sean MaloneWolfie
José Antonio RiveraGilberto Brown aka Jose
Joshua DugayYoung Dicky Eklund

Official URL

http://www.thefightermovie.com/
  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Theme(s): Historical, Lifestyle
  • Director: David O. Russell
  • Producer: Relativity Media
  • Length: 114 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 10, 2010
    EuropeFeb 4, 2011
    JapanMar 26, 2011
    AustraliaJan 27, 2011
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    JapanPG-12
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMar 15, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 15, 2011
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