The fighter [videorecording]
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Widescreen version, [DVD].
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Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, [2017]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby
video file DVD video region 1
Once upon a time, Dicky Eklund was known as the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts. There isn't a person in Lowell who doesn't know about the time that Dicky knocked down the great Sugar Ray Leonard. By the early 1990s, Dicky's crack addiction has soured everything, although he dreams of making a comeback. The real contender is his half-brother Micky Ward. 31-year-old Micky is an unassuming nice guy, long regarded as little more than a stepping-stone for rising fighters, but with undeniable potential. Between his controlling mom Alice, who manages his career, his crack head trainer brother, and a Greek chorus of seven sisters, Micky doesn't have a chance. Until his tough-chick bartender girlfriend Charlene gives him the confidence and support to consider a different course. But his success comes at a cost--as he must leave his family behind in the process.
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MPAA rating: Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.
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DVD, region 1; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Melissa Leo (Alice Ward), Jack McGee (George Ward).
Director of photography, Hoyte Van Hoytema ; editor, Pamela Martin ; music by Michael Brook ; production designer, Judy Becker ; costume designer, Mark Bridges ; art direction, Laura Ballinger Gardner ; set decoration, Gene Serdena ; co-producers, Jeff Waxman, Kenneth Halsband ; executive producers, Tucker Tooley, Darren Aronofsky, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Leslie Varrelman, Keith Dorrington, Eric Johnson.
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Based on a true story.
Special features: Commentary by director David O. Russell ; The warrior's code: Filming "The Fighter".
Academy Awards, 2010: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Christian Bale); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Melissa Leo)
Golden Globe Awards, 2011: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Christian Bale); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Melissa Leo)
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Micky Ward is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky, a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down. However, the bond of blood may be their only chance to redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride. Special features include commentary and a featurette.
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