The Resource The fighter

The fighter

Label
The fighter
Title
The fighter
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Winner, 2011 Academy Awards and Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role--Christian Bale; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role--Melissa Leo.
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Classification: R16: restricted to persons 16 years and over. Note: contains violence, offensive language, drug use and sex scenes
Language note
In English; English subtitles for the hearing impaired ; audio descriptive narrative for the vision impaired
PerformerNote
Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Melissa Leo (Alice Ward), Jack McGee (George Ward)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1953-
  • 1971-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Russell, David O.
  • Hoberman, David
  • Wahlberg, Mark
  • Bale, Christian
  • Adams, Amy
  • Leo, Melissa
  • McGee, Jack
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ward, Micky
  • Eklund, Dicky
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Brothers
  • Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
  • Feature films
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing
  • Brothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Lowell (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The fighter
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Based on a true story
  • Special features: Commentary by director David O. Russell [optional audio feature]; Keeping the faith ; deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000049034195
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 DVD-video (111 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other control number
9398710956399
Other physical details
sound, colour
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a49625
  • (Sirsi) a49625
  • (Sirsi) a49625
System details
DVD ; region 4 ; PAL
Label
The fighter
Distribution
Note
  • Based on a true story
  • Special features: Commentary by director David O. Russell [optional audio feature]; Keeping the faith ; deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000049034195
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 DVD-video (111 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other control number
9398710956399
Other physical details
sound, colour
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a49625
  • (Sirsi) a49625
  • (Sirsi) a49625
System details
DVD ; region 4 ; PAL

Library Locations

    • Ruth Faulkner Public Library - City of BelmontBorrow it
      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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