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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager. His half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale), once a promising boxer himself, is his very unreliable trainer. Despite Micky's hard work, he is losing and, when the latest fight nearly kills him, he follows his girlfriend's advice and splits from the family. Then Micky becomes a contender for the world title and he -- and his family -- earns a shot at redemption.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Christian Bale , Amy Adams , Melissa Leo , Jack McGee , Mickey O'Keefe , Melissa McMeekin , Bianca Hunter

Director: David O. Russell

Genres: Drama, Biography

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Fighter (2010)

Release Date: December 10th, 2010|1 hr. 56 min.

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fan reviews ( 70 )
  • The Fighter, its heart full to bursting, is an emotional powerhouse that comes close to spilling over. show more

  • Ultimately, The Fighter loses its courage and betrays the terms of its own story by fashioning an interpretation designed to please the people it portrays. It does a switch on us, by changing its focus from Micky's character to Micky's career and then pretending it was really about the career all along. show more

  • Visionary director David O. Russell so deftly weaves the family's story that we, too, are initially seduced by Dicky. show more

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  • September 02, 2011 Marlyn
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    to Saav9705: Mark Wahlberg is a low life himself and I am sure that's one of the reasons he took the role.. please read his wikipedia page..the man is a racist and once a racist always a racist

  • August 30, 2011 The mud Doctor
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  • April 23, 2011 cr00000000089569
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    excellant movie, acting ,story very realistic, some of the best work from these actors and actreses, Cristian Bale excellant the movie was one of the best I have seen in some time.

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