BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY

Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner

EVERYONE DESERVES A FIGHTING CHANCE

MARK WAHLBERG      CHRISTIAN BALE

“THE MOST UPLIFTING, EXUBERANT FUN YOU’RE LIKELY TO HAVE AT THE MOVIES THIS YEAR”
 – Empire
SUPERB – THE BEST BOXING MOVIE SINCE RAGING BULL”
***** – Daily Mirror
“PACKED WITH STAND OUT PERFORAMCES” – Metro
“OUTSTANDING” – Daily Telegraph

RELEASED ON BLU-RAY AND DVD FROM 20 JUNE 2011

A powerful and uplifting drama, The Fighter tells the real life story of boxer ‘Irish’ Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg, The Departed) and his trainer brother Dick Eklund (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight), chronicling the brothers’ early days in the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, through Eklund’s battle with drugs and Ward’s eventual world championship bout in London.

This inspirational underdog story has been described as Rocky meets The Blind Side meets The Departed and tells the motivating tale of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for the historic title match that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and at last, give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for: Pride.

Directed by Academy Award® Nominee David O. Russell (Three Kings), The Fighter  won two Academy Awards® for Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Christian Bale, Melissa Leo), and nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.  The film is the second highest grossing boxing film in the UK ahead of Million Dollar Baby and second only to Rocky Balboa.

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo (Frozen River) give knockout performances as Mickey’s troubled older brother, Dicky Eklund and Ward’s mother. These roles have earned both Bale and Leo an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG for Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Also starring in the film is Academy Award® Nominee Amy Adams (Doubt) who plays Mickey Ward’s girlfriend and future wife, Charlene.

SEE YOU IN MICKEY’S CORNER ON 20 JUNE 2011

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BLU-RAY & DVD INFORMATION
Title: The Fighter
Released by: Momentum Pictures
Release Date: 20 June 2011
Certificate: 15
Genre: Drama
Cat Number: DVD MP1017D / Blu-ray MP1017BR
DVD Extras: * Feature Commentary by Director David O. Russell
* The Warrior’s Code: Filming The Fighter
* Keeping The Faith
* Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary)
* Theatrical Trailer
Website: www.thefighter-movie.co.uk

 

 

 

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Paul Devine

https://thepeoplesmovies.com

The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.

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