The Fighter

The Fighter

  • 2010
  • R
  • 116 min
  • USA
  • drama, sport

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

Writers: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe

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.

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  • David O. Russell
    David O. Russell
    American film director and screenwriter David Owen Russell has been praised for the loose, comic energy that characterizes his work, and is notorious for his explosive confrontations with cast members. He has won 2 Independent Spirit Awards for writing and directing as well as the Audience Award at Sundance, and a Writers Guild of America Award. Russell was awarded Best First Screenplay and...

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Tagline: Every dream deserves a fighting chance.

Certificate: R

Genres: drama, sport

Keywords: sport, documentary, irish american, lowell massachusetts, blue collar worker, church bells, documentary filmmaking, boxer shorts, jumping rope, shadow boxing, duringcreditsstinger

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 116 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color