• Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Million Dollar Baby

Release Date: December 15th, 2004

DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2005

PG-13 |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) arrives in Frankie's gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri. Eventually, he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Mackie, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Margo Martindale

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Malpaso Company

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Friend, Friendship, Rise, Rivalry, Mother, Emotional, Moving, Underdog, 2000s, Los Angeles, Love, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Under Eastwood's painstakingly stripped-down direction -- his filmmaking has become the cinematic equivalent of Hemingway's spare though precise prose -- the story emerges as that rarest of birds, an uplifting tragedy. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true...The best film of the year. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Achieves a mellowness and melancholy that recalls the jazzy dissonance of director (and here, composer) Eastwood's best work: "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Bird," "Unforgiven" and "Mystic River." show more

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Winner Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2005)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture