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.
In the film, Christian Bale plays Dicky Eklund, who is seven years older than his half-brother Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg. In reality, Wahlberg is three years Bale's senior.
Alice, this is Charlene.
Charlene Fleming: Hi.
Alice Ward: I've heard a lot about you.
Charlene Fleming: Really? I've heard a lot about you, too.
Alice Ward: What's that supposed to mean?
Charlene Fleming: Same thing you meant.
In one shot of Micky Ward's apartment, a bag of teriyaki Jack Links beef jerky can be seen on an end table. The design on this particular bag wasn't unveiled until Jack Links re-branded their company in 2005.
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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