Synopsis by Jack Rodgers
This biopic of 1970s boxer Chuck Wepner (played here by Liev Schreiber) details his humble beginnings as a liquor salesman in working-class New Jersey, his 15-round fight against Muhammad Ali (Pooch Hall) in 1975, and his brief brush with fame when Sylvester Stallone (Morgan Spector) used him as an inspiration for the character of Rocky Balboa. Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, and Elisabeth Moss co-star. Directed by Philippe Falardeau.
boxer, fight, inspiration, working-class