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.
During an interview with George Lopez, the real Micky Ward claimed Dickey Eklund particularly disliked the scene where Christian Bale leaps into a dumpster. According to Eklund, he actually jumped from a higher floor, and there was no dumpster to ... ...
Oh, stop callin' me an MTV girl, whatever the fuck that means.
When Dicky Eklund is released from prison (1998) and returns to the training center holding his son, the son sings "Ice Cream and Cake" (1999) by the Buckwheat Boyz.
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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