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The Fighter

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In 1988 Lowell, Mass. welterweight boxer "Irish" Micky Ward is a co-dependent man enabling his own abuse with the management of his abusive, narcissistic mother and the training of his crack addicted brother, Dicky, himself a former boxer. Micky knows he's being used by them as a means of support, but he hasn't the emotional strength to disagree with the horrific demands they put on him and his body. Then he meets Charlene, a barmaid and former gymnast, who is not scared to take on his whole family if it means helping Micky achieve dreams of championship his way, not theirs.

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo
Writer : Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Language : English



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