PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
In the actual Baer-Braddock fight, Braddock was introduced last. The champion is traditionally introduced last, but Braddock, the hometown underdog, was the sentimental favorite. Baer was introduced first, to polite applause.
Attaboy! Keep him busy!
At the end of the final fight scene, when Jimmy Braddock is celebrating with his corner, one of his trainers, who Braddock kisses on top of his head, is wearing modern eyeglasses.
Before the title appears the following: "In all the history of the boxing game, you'll find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock." - Damon Runyon (1936)
$18,320,205 5 June 2005