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 ... ...
Phyllis 'Beaver' Eklund:
I heard she's into three-ways.
Sherri Ward: Yeah, with other girls.
Cathy 'Pork' Eklund: Yeah, like one of those MTV Girls.
Alice Ward: MTV g... What're you talkin' about?
Cathy 'Pork' Eklund: Wild.
Cindy 'Tar' Eklund: She acts all fuckin soo-perior 'cause she went to college.
During Micky's fight with Neary, the ringside announcer calls at least two of Micky's punches left hooks, when they are clearly uppercuts.
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)