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The Fighter (2010)

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Coming Out at 15 December 2010 in theaters

Biography, Drama, Sport

Dicky Ecklund (Bale) is a former boxing legend that squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness. Micky Ward (Wahlberg), his half brother, is the struggling journeyman boxer who spent his life living in his big brother’s shadow.

The Fighter is the inspirational, true story of these 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, Mass, 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 Micky, meanwhile, has become the family’s fighter and fading hope for a champion.  But despite all of his work, Micky’s career is failing and he loses fight after punishing fight.  Dicky and Micky’s tougher-than-nails mother, Alice (Leo), manages his career and Dicky serves as his highly unreliable trainer.  When Micky’s latest fight nearly kills him, it looks like it could all be over — until his iron-willed new girlfriend, Charlene (Adams), convinces him to do the unthinkable: split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his increasingly volatile and criminal brother.

Director: David O. Russell

Writers: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Micky Ward, Dicky Eklund, Sugar Ray Leonard

Cast:

Mark WahlbergMicky Ward
Christian BaleDicky Eklund
Amy AdamsCharlene Fleming
Melissa LeoAlice Ward
Mickey O’KeefeMickey O’Keefe
Jack McGeeGeorge Ward
Melissa McMeekin‘Little Alice’ Eklund
Bianca HunterCathy ‘Pork’ Eklund
Erica McDermottCindy ‘Tar’ Eklund
Jill QuiggDonna Eklund Jaynes
Dendrie TaylorGail ‘Red Dog’ Eklund
Kate B. O’BrienPhyllis ‘Beaver’ Eklund
Jenna LamiaSherri Ward
Frank RenzulliSal Lanano
Paul CampbellGary ‘Boo Boo’ Giuffrida
Caitlin DwyerKasie Ward
Chanty SokKaren
Ted ArcidiLou Gold
Ross BickellMike Toma
Sean MaloneWolfie
José Antonio RiveraGilberto Brown aka Jose
Richard FarrellHBO Cameraman #1
Matthew MuzioHBO Cameraman #2
Steven BarkhimerHBO Producer
Art RamalhoArt Ramalho
Sugar Ray LeonardSugar Ray Leonard
Jackson NicollLittle Dicky
Alison FollandLaurie Carroll
Sean Patrick DohertyJimmy (Laurie’s Husband)
Sue CostelloBecky
Thomas BentonBusinessman
Ray GreenhalgeRay Ramalho
Tino KimlyPran
Epifanio MelendezCarlos Garcia
Jeremiah KisselBald Businessman
Sean EklundMan in Diner
Roeun CheaChan
Brian NguyenBrian
Rikki KleimanCourt Clerk
Michael Dell’OrtoWBU Commissioner
Paul LockeReporter #1
Kim CarrellReporter #2
Colin HamellJohn Hyland
Dale PlaceReferee Micky Vann
Eddie Lee AndersonReferee Joe Cortez
Joe LupinoReferee Mitch Halpern
Bonnie AaronsCrackhead Bonnie
Walter DriscollCourt Officer
Matt RussellPhoto Guy On Street
A. Joseph DenucciMan on Street #1
Dicky EklundMan on Street #2
George Michael WardMan on Street #3
Dicky Eklund Jr.Man on Street #4
Jack GreenhalgeMan on Street #5
Kevin PaigeMan on Street #6
David A. Ramalho Sr.Trainer
Ziad AklInmate
Simon HamlinMovie Patron
Gerald GreenhalgeUncle Jerry
Matthew RussellRunning Kid #1
Tommy EklundRunning Kid #2
Rita MercierWoman on Street #1
Deborah BolangerWoman on Street #2
Kerry MooreWoman on Street #3
Philip Dorn HebertMicky’s Cutman
Raul VeraSanchez Trainer
Jack LallyNeary Trainer
Carlos L. SmithSugar Ray Leonard Bodyguard
Lee WesleyFight Spectator #1
Hugh LongFight Spectator #2
Catherine Lynn StoneFan
Eric WeinsteinMicky’s Friend
Bo ClearyCop
Anthony MolinariNeary
Peter CunninghamMike ‘Machine Gun’ Mungin
Miguel EspinoAlfonso Sanchez
Anthony ‘Ace’ ThomasCastillo
Brian ChristensenDrunk Guy
Jen WeissenbergDrunk Girl
Michael BufferFight Announcer
Larry MerchantFight Announcer
Jim LampleyFight Announcer
Emanuel StewardFight Announcer
Roy Jones Jr.Fight Announcer
George ForemanFight Announcer
Don DunphyFight Announcer
Barry AceFight Spectator
Diana AfonsoRingside Extra
Charlie AlejandroMovie Patron
Mel AlejandroVisitor at House of Corrections
Cindi AlexCocktail Waitress
Christian AlvaradoPuerto Rican Gang Member
Clyde AnthonyCollins
Kt BaldassaroMother with Children
Joseph BasileInmate Prisoner
Irene Doukas BehrmanFight Spectator
Joseph Bianchi-CoppolaReporter
BrinaRingside Fan
Jodie BrunelleVIP Spectator
Tommy BurkeExtra

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