About

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

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Directed by

Clint Eastwood

Written by

Paul Haggis (Screenplay)
F.X. Toole (Story)

Runtime

132 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.

Cast

Keywords

sport euthanasia brutality boxer female protagonist knockout tragedy strong woman training determination suicide attempt dying and death unlikely friendship transporter female boxing advancement stroke of fate boxing trainer profanity

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Lists

#202 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#815 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#54 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Hilary Swank

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Morgan Freeman

Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing Clint Eastwood

Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year Albert S. Ruddy Clint Eastwood Tom Rosenberg