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.
According to Micky Ward, he and Dicky Eklund were to have sizable cameos in a scene together. But Eklund disliked his lines, and refused to say them, so the scene was not filmed. Ward appears briefly as a spectator in the fight against Hernandez.
What are you doing, running in here like a silverback fucking gorilla?
When Micky Ward takes Charlene to see the movie, in the background you can see a Citizens Bank. The logo, which is that of the Royal Bank of Scotland, wasn't adopted by Citizens until approximately 2005 or later, though the movie takes place in the 90s.
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)