About

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

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Directed by

David O. Russell

Written by

Scott Silver (Screenplay)
Paul Tamasy (Screenplay)
Eric Johnson (Screenplay)
Keith Dorrington (Story)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Every dream deserves a fighting chance.

Cast

Keywords

sport biography boxer duringcreditsstinger documentary filmmaking irish-american lowell massachusetts blue collar worker church bells boxer shorts jumping rope shadow boxing

Photos

Lists

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

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Christian Bale

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Amy Adams

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing