Release date: Friday December 10, 2010 (Wide)
Director: David O. Russell
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Todd Lieberman, Dorothy Aufiero, David Hoberman, Paul Tamasy
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo
Official Site: thefightermovie.com
Available film art: The Fighter movie posters
Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures’ inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born lightweight title winner “Irish” Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) — a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime — perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile’s Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum).