The Fighter

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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Film Cast:

  • Micky Ward: Mark Wahlberg
  • Dick “Dicky” Eklund: Christian Bale
  • Charlene Fleming: Amy Adams
  • Alice Eklund-Ward: Melissa Leo
  • Mickey O’Keefe: Mickey O’Keefe
  • Gail ‘Red Dog’ Eckland Carney: Dendrie Taylor
  • George Ward: Jack McGee
  • Cathy “Pork” Eklund: Bianca Hunter
  • Cindy “Tar” Eklund: Erica McDermott
  • Sherri “The Baby” Ward: Jenna Lamia
  • Kasie Ward: Caitlin Dwyer
  • Sal Lanano: Frank Renzulli
  • Karen: Chanty Sok
  • Little Dickie: Jackson Nicoll
  • Himself: Sugar Ray Leonard
  • ‘Little Alice’ Eklund: Melissa McMeekin
  • Lou Gold: Ted Arcidi
  • Mike Toma: Ross Bickell
  • Wolfie: Sean Malone
  • HBO Cameraman: Matthew Muzio
  • Laurie Carroll: Alison Folland
  • Businessman: Thomas Benton
  • Bald Businessman: Jeremiah Kissel
  • Reporter: Kim Carrell
  • Referee Micky Vann: Dale Place
  • Crackhead Bonnie: Bonnie Aarons
  • Court Officer: Walter Driscoll
  • Fight Spectator: Jerrell Lee Wesley
  • Micky’s Friend: Eric Weinstein
  • Neary: Anthony Molinari
  • Mike ‘Machine Gun’ Mungin: Peter Cunningham
  • Drunk Guy: Brian Christensen
  • Drunk Girl: Jen Weissenberg
  • Fight Announcer: Michael Buffer
  • Fight Announcer: Larry Merchant
  • Fight Announcer: Jim Lampley
  • Fight Announcer: Emanuel Steward
  • Fight Announcer: Roy Jones Jr.
  • Fight Announcer: George Foreman
  • Man on Street #4: Dicky Eklund Jr.
  • Movie Patron (uncredited): Charlie Alejandro
  • Inmate Prisoner (uncredited): Joseph Basile
  • Inmate (uncredited): Jeffrey Corazzini
  • Inmate (uncredited): Conan Marchi
  • Ringside Fan (uncredited): Brina
  • Ring card girl (uncredited): Luisa Diaz
  • VIP (uncredited): John Franchi
  • Lowell Neighbor (uncredited): Gino Cafarelli
  • Larry Merchant (uncredited): Al Conti
  • Road Crew Co Worker (uncredited): Shawn Doherty
  • Road Crew Co Worker (uncredited): Henry Penzi
  • Extra (uncredited): Ger Duany
  • Fight Spectator (uncredited): Alex East
  • Fight Spectator (uncredited): Dan Marshall
  • Fight Spectator (uncredited): Jeff Martineau
  • Fight Spectator (uncredited): Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis
  • Fight Spectator (uncredited): Briggon Snow
  • Fight Photographer (uncredited): Thomas Olson
  • Fight Fan (uncredited): Ron Shimshilashvili
  • British Press Reporter (uncredited): Susan Farese
  • King, Ring Girl Escort (uncredited): Dennis Jay Funny
  • Casino Gambler (uncredited): London Hall
  • Casino Kid (uncredited): Hunter Wilichoski
  • Referee (uncredited): Kimko
  • Boxing Referee (uncredited): Dennis Lauricella
  • Background (uncredited): Alicia Love
  • Spectator (uncredited): Joseph Oliveira
  • Bodyguard (uncredited): Joe Siriani
  • Castillo: Anthony ‘Ace’ Thomas
  • Gary ‘Boo Boo’ Giuffrida: Paul Campbell

Film Crew:

  • Screenplay: Scott Silver
  • Executive Producer: Bob Weinstein
  • Executive Producer: Harvey Weinstein
  • Production Design: Judy Becker
  • Art Direction: Laura Ballinger
  • Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
  • Executive Producer: Darren Aronofsky
  • Actor’s Assistant: Eric Weinstein
  • Casting: Sheila Jaffe
  • Editor: Pamela Martin
  • Thanks: Cameron Crowe
  • Producer: Mark Wahlberg
  • Director: David O. Russell
  • Original Music Composer: Michael Brook
  • Producer: David Hoberman
  • Sound Designer: Odin Benitez
  • Costume Design: Mark Bridges
  • Co-Producer: Jeff G. Waxman
  • Producer: Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley
  • Unit Production Manager: Mark Kamine
  • Thanks: Brad Weston
  • Producer: Todd Lieberman
  • Producer: Dorothy Aufiero
  • Co-Producer: Ken Halsband
  • Post Production Supervisor: Christopher Kulikowski
  • Director of Photography: Hoyte van Hoytema
  • Steadicam Operator: Geoffrey Haley
  • Story: Paul Tamasy
  • Story: Eric Johnson
  • Story: Keith Dorrington
  • Executive Producer: Leslie Varrelman
  • Stunts: Anthony Molinari
  • Thanks: Susan Jacobs
  • Assistant Editor: Lizzy Calhoun
  • Makeup Artist: Rob Fitz
  • Post-Production Manager: Andrew Troy
  • Stunts: Jen Weissenberg
  • Makeup Department Head: Donald Mowat
  • Stunts: Brian Christensen
  • Color Timer: Lee Wimer
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ray Siegle
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim Carras
  • Visual Effects Producer: Joshua D. Comen
  • Script Supervisor: Karen Golden
  • Hairstylist: Elizabeth Cecchini
  • Prosthetic Supervisor: Ben Bornstein
  • Visual Effects: Hugo Dominguez
  • Grip: Woody Bell
  • Hairstylist: Kristen Barry
  • Assistant Director: Cara Giallanza
  • Production Sound Mixer: Anton Gold
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Donald Frazee
  • Assistant Director: Michele Ziegler
  • Special Effects: Brian Ricci
  • Production Supervisor: Haley Sweet
  • Boom Operator: Brian Courchine

Movie Reviews:

  • Kenneth Axel Carlsson: Two brothers. Two fighters. One has had his time and his now a junkie – Dicky (Christian Bale), and the other is in the shape of his life, with his career ahead of him – Micky (Mark Wahlberg). The two love eachother, but one is on his way up, and the other is on his way down. Lets just say, it is not without problems. This is based on a true story, btw, and we see the two brothers by the credits (lovely idea, and also shows us how true the actors are to the real brothers).

    The story is centered around Micky, but we also get a lot of insight into his crazy family, which consists of a mad and devoted mother (Melissa Leo), a hundred sisters and of course, the father who is just trying to survive in the ocean of women. They all mean well, but damn, I am glad my family is different from them.

    I’ve never (big word in this case, but still) been a big David O. Russell fan. His movies has been a little too… fancy for my liking, and with a weird sense of humor (seriously, I’ve never understood what why everyone liked Silver Linings Playbook). However, this one really took me by the heart and flipped me around. It is a very emotional story, and the fact that it’s a true story, only makes it so much better. Also, the actors are great, especially the two brothers, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. They have enough contrasts between them to make it really interesting.

    _Last words… forget the boxing matches. They are ok, but its the story between the brothers that is the real story here. I mean… that last scene with the two being interviewed… that got me so bad. It is a predictable story, but really, I can forgive that, since the rest is so good._

  • Andres Gomez: A really good movie like you don’t easily find lately.

    Great story, without getting into getting cheesy and great cat. Specially remarkable Christian Bale and Amy Adams but they all perform superb.

    Just waiting for the second part …

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