The Fighter (2010)
- Time: 116 min
- Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
- Director: David O. Russell
- Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
In Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1993 former boxer Dicky Eklund, who once fought Sugar Ray Leonard, believes the TV crew are filming his come-back. In fact it is a documentary on 40 year old Eklund’s descent into drug addiction. Younger half-brother Micky Ward is now the family’s great white hope for a boxing world title but Dicky and mother Alice seem to think they have a stake in Micky. His girlfriend and father believe he should ditch them for a professional trainer and manager but when the crucial fights start to come Micky’s way it’s Dicky’s advice that helps get him to the top, uniting all of them as Micky becomes world champion.