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PG-13| 2 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
During the Great Depression, ex-boxer James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) works as a day laborer until his former manager Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti) offers him a one-time slot against a rising young contender. After he wins a shocking upset, Braddock goes back into the ring full time, against the wishes of his frightened wife, Mae (Renée Zellweger). Dubbed "The Cinderella Man" for his rags-to-riches story, Braddock sets his sights on the defending champion, the fearsome Max Baer (Craig Bierko).

Cast: Russell Crowe , Renée Zellweger , Paul Giamatti , Craig Bierko , Paddy Considine , Bruce McGill , Ron Canada , David Huband

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Cinderella Man (2005)

Release Date: June 3rd, 2005|2 hr. 24 min.

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  • It's the classic American tale of the family man triumphant, and Howard makes sure that it hits you right in the heart. show more

  • An unflinching and historically rich rendering of an amazing story. He has made what is easily the best American film so far this year. show more

  • A premier boxing movie and a forceful Depression remembrance for the socially conscious, Cinderella Man also ices it for stargazers that Russell Crowe is the dominant screen actor working today. show more

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