PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Russell Crowe lost more than 50 pounds, weighing only 176 pounds for his role (compare to 228 pounds in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)).
Attaboy! Keep him busy!
Opening scene is set in late November on East Coast, but despite undoubtedly chilly temperatures, characters sit outside on patio at night without coats; trees and grass are still green.
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 (USA) (5 June 2005)