The Fighter

The Fighter

Release date: December 10, 2010
(limited; wide: Dec. 17)

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Directors: David O. Russell

Starring: Christian BaleMelissa LeoMark WahlbergAmy AdamsJack McGee

Genre: Drama Sports


MPAA Rating: R (for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality)

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Plot Summary: "The Fighter" is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Bale plays Dicky Eklund, Micky's half-brother and a talented fighter who once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in a title fight but then turned to crime and landed in prison. Then he turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world title.

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