The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
The fighter
Title
The fighter
Statement of responsibility
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
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
  • 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).
Cataloging source
LPU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.F54 2011
PerformerNote
Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Melissa Leo (Alice Ward), Jack McGee (George Ward)
Runtime
115
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
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, (videorecording)
Label
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, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
  • Based on a true story
  • Special features: Commentary by director David O. Russell [optional audio feature]; The warrior's code: Filming "The Fighter" [featurette] (30 min.); Previews (10 min.)
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multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Governing access note
Restricted: For persons 18 years and above
Isbn
9781415758403
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363459446
  • 883929304431
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
34594
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)698398800
System details
DVD, region 1; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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