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.
The big fight, filmed in Lowell at The Tsongas Arena, had over 200 dummies (props) in the audience to help fill up the stands.
In fact, we expected a much better fighter.
Mickey Ward: I'm just grateful to be here and have the opportunity. Thank you, guys, for the shot.
Reporter: Shea, who DO you respect as a fighter, and who'd you like to fight next?
Neary: I plan on moving right through Micky Ward ...
Both Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund appear together in court before Dickie went to jail for multiple serious charges. In reality, Micky was arrested while interfering the arrest of Dickie, who committed a relatively minor offense.
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)