The Fighter (2010)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 10, 2010 (USA - Limited), Dec 17, 2010 (USA - Expanding)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum).

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Moods

Keywords

boxing, brother, drug-addiction, fighter, prizefighter, coaching [sports], crack-house, manager, mother

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High Artistic Quality