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.
Major studios in Hollywood declined to finance this movie, because of Paramount's enthusiasm of the material, the studio executed a right of first refusal. The script then ended up with producer Ryan Kavanaugh, who then re-worked it, to make it more accessible ... ...
That's the movie you wanted to see? There wasn't even any good sex in it. Had to read the whole fuckin' movie. Fuckin' subtitled. Some guy from a road crew recommended it to you, a fuckin' subtitled movie?
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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