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“It’s a knockout. The Fighter is jam packed with A-grade performances” THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
WINNER 2 Academy Awards®
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR & ACTRESS - CHRISTIAN BALE & MELISSA LEO
Inspired by an incredible true story, comes the gritty, affectionately humorous, yet stirring comeback tale of the unlikely boxing hero, “Irish” Micky Ward (MARK WAHLBERG), and his half-brother, Dicky Eklund (CHRISTIAN BALE), who had to come apart as opponents before coming together as brothers in a scrappy fight to win a long-shot championship and strengthen the bonds of their family.
Years in the making, The Fighter was shot in just 33 days on the blue-collar streets of Lowell, Massachusetts.
The story begins as Dicky, the town’s pride who once went toe-to-toe with Sugar Ray Leonard, has fallen on hard times. Meanwhile, Micky has become the family’s fighter, with his fledgling career managed by his mother Alice (MELISSA LEO). Yet, despite his gutsy left hook, he keeps getting punished in the ring. When Micky’s latest mismatched fight nearly kills him, he is persuaded by his iron-willed new girlfriend, Charlene (AMY ADAMS), to do the unthinkable: split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his troubled brother.
Then, Micky gets the shot of a lifetime at a title fight, but it soon becomes clear that it will take his brother and the whole family to get him there. Defying the naysayers, he sets out on a bid for redemption that will bring Dicky, Charlene, Alice and the entire Ward/Eklund brood back into his corner, resulting in one of the sport’s most surprising strings of victories. Out of nowhere, Micky will become a champion, known as a resilient and loyal battler who fought, hardest of all, for his family.