The fighter / Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media present, in association with the Weinstein Company ; a Relativity Media, Mandeville Films and Closest to the Hole production ; a David O. Russell film ; produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Mark Wahlberg, Dorothy Aufiero, Paul Tamasy ; story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson ; screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson ; directed by David O. Russell.
Contributor(s): Russell, David O [drt] | Hoberman, David [pro] | Lieberman, Todd [pro] | Kavanaugh, Ryan [pro] | Aufiero, Dorothy [pro] | Tamasy, Paul [aus, aut, pro] | Dorrington, Keith [aut] | Johnson, Eric [aus, aut] | Silver, Scott [aus] | Wahlberg, Mark [pro, act] | Bale, Christian [act] | Adams, Amy [act] | Leo, Melissa [act] | McGee, Jack [act] | Hoytema, Hoyte van [cng] | Brook, Michael [cmp] | Paramount Pictures Corporation | Relativity Media | Weinstein Company | Mandeville Films | Closest to the Hole Productions | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, �2011Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 1415758409; 9781415758403; 1415758417; 9781415758410.Uniform titles: Fighter (Motion picture : 2010) Subject(s): Ward, Micky -- Drama | Eklund, Dicky -- Drama | Eklund, Dicky | Ward, Micky | Boxers (Sports) -- Biography -- Drama | Boxing -- Drama | Brothers -- Drama | Mothers and sons -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Families -- Drama | Interpersonal relations -- Drama | Lowell (Mass.) -- Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Hermanos (Varones) -- Teatro | Boxeo -- Teatro | Boxers (Sports) | Boxing | Brothers | Families | Interpersonal relations | Man-woman relationships | Mothers and sons | Massachusetts -- Lowell | Mother-son relationship -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films -- United States. | Sports films. | Biographical films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Fiction films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Boxing films. | Boxing films. | Biographical films. | Fiction films. | Feature films. | Feature films -- United States. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72 Online resources: Internet Movie Database summary and reviews. | Faculty: Book this item for a class
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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.
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Based on a true story.
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.
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.
MPAA rating: Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.
Special features: Commentary by director David O. Russell [optional audio feature]; The warrior's code: Filming "The Fighter" [featurette] (30 min.); Previews (10 min.).
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).
Restricted: For persons 18 years and above.