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Release Date: December 17th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 2009

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper (Marisa Tomei), and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood). But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Miller

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Protozoa Pictures, Wild Bunch

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Daughter, 2000s, Gripping, Fall, Love, Gritty, Quest

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2008)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture