Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
Director: David O. Russell
Led by a trio of captivating performances from Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, The Fighter is a solidly entertaining, albeit predictable, entry in the boxing drama genre.
Tagline: Every dream deserves a fighting chance.
Genres: drama, sport
Keywords: sport, documentary, irish american, lowell massachusetts, blue collar worker, church bells, documentary filmmaking, boxer shorts, jumping rope, shadow boxing, duringcreditsstinger
Editor: Pamela Martin
Casting: Sheila Jaffe
Director of photography: Hoyte van Hoytema
Original music composer: Michael Brook
Costume design: Mark Bridges
Production design: Judy Becker
Runtime: 116 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1