Dec 17, 2010 · The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.
- David O. Russell
- 3 min
The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg (who also produced), Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo. The film centers on the lives of professional boxer Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale).
The Fighter is based upon the true life story of the fighters Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). There’s also their mother Alice Eklund-Ward (Melissa Leo) and Micky’s girlfriend Charlene (Amy Adams). There are three strengths to the film. First is the relationship between Micky and Dicky.
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.
- drama, biography
Micky Ward (Wahlberg) is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky (Bale), a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down - but the bond of blood may be their only chance for redemption. Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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The film, The Fighter, is based on a true story about the struggles of younger brother, Micky Ward, trying to live up to older brother's boxing legacy. Dicky Eklund, Micky Ward's older brother, was a boxing champion who became famous for knocking out Sugar Ray Leonard in a heart pounding, 1978, boxing match, at which Dicky eventually.
The Fighter: Trailer #1 A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
- 3 min
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