R | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
Micky Ward's real-life trainer Mickey O'Keefe was asked to appear as himself in the film, but turned the role down, since he had never acted before. Mark Wahlberg told him he would be able to, since he was a cop, and therefore he has to act and think fast on his feet. This was ... ...
Are you like me? Huh? Was this good enough to fight Sugar Ray? Never had to win, did I? You gotta do more in there. You gotta win a title. For you, for me, for Lowell. This is your time, all right? You take it. I had my time and I blew it. You don't...
Micky Ward's fight with Alfonso Sanchez, depicted here as leading directly to the Shea Neary fight. Actually, it took place nearly three years earlier with Ward losing twice in the mean time.
The real Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund are shown during the end credits.
£2,118,140 (UK) (4 February 2011)
$93,617,009 (USA) (31 March 2011)
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