Fighter

Wahlberg, Mark

$12.99 
SKU: 032429256812

UPC 032429256812
Release Date 2017-04-25
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 115
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis [THE FIGHTER] is quick on its feet and packs a mighty punch....Mr. Bale's performance is astonishing, in part because he so completely conquers a daunting set of physical and psychological challenges.Mr. Russell directed THE FIGHTER with furious energy -- the overlapping dialogue out-Altmans Robert Altman -- and an exuberant sense of place. The director has an unerring feel for his working class characters...Russell's jangly camera style meshes perfectly with Bale's tweaky energy. Bale is astounding as a strangely charismatic weasel, giving probably the best performance of his career.[With] yet another splendid performance from Wahlberg, who stabilizes the picture by bringing his trademark masculine presence to bear as well as his deep knowledge of Ward and his socio-economic background.A true-life rise-of-the-underdog boxing saga, directed with volatile handheld immediacy by David O. Russell....This one, as thoughtful as it is rousing, scores a TKO. -- Grade: A-3.5 stars out of 4 -- Wahlberg lucked out big-time with Christian Bale. To watch these two dynamite actors spar is one of the purest pleasures of the movie season.3.5 stars out of 4 -- THE FIGHTER possesses the light-footed dexterity and spontaneity of the most sensitive pugilist, circling its characters with equal parts discretion and confrontational zeal.[Bale] transforms himself....Melissa Leo is merciless in her depiction of Alice...Bale's live-wire performance typifies the many major and minor elements that elevate the THE FIGHTER from the deeply conventional sports movie it might have been into the endearingly offbeat sports movie it turns out to be. - Grade: B+Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's 10 Best Movies Of 2010 -- Gifted director David O. Russell refs in high style.4 stars out of 5 -- Inspired, funky, filled with passion, THE FIGHTER is a boxing movie that everyone can love.4 stars out of 5 -- THE FIGHTER proves that the boxing movie still has life. It also underlines just what a distinctive actor Bale has become.Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight 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).
Cast David O. Russell (Director)
Mark Kamine (Production Manager/UPM)
Scott Silver (Screenwriter)
Happy Walters (Music Director)
Michael Brook (Composer)
Paul Tamasy (Story)
Paul Tamasy (Screenwriter)
Michele Shelley Ziegler (Assistant Director)
Ben Bray (Stunt Coordinator)
Season Kent (Music Director)
Ray Siegle (Stunt Coordinator)
Hoyt van Hoytema (Director of Photography)
Keith Dorrington (Story)
Eric Johnson (Story)
Eric Johnson (Screenwriter)
Christian Bale (Star)
Peter Sugarfoot Cunningham (Co-Star)
Melissa Leo (Star)
Sugar Ray Leonard (Co-Star)
Jack McGee (Star)
Frank Renzulli (Co-Star)
Dendrie Allyn Taylor (Co-Star)
Mark Wahlberg (Star)
Alison Folland (Co-Star)
Bo Cleary (Co-Star)
Sue Costello (Co-Star)
Amy Adams (Star)
Kate O'Brien (Co-Star)
Bonnie Aarons (Co-Star)
Ross Bickell (Co-Star)
Ted Arcidi (Co-Star)
Brian Christensen (Co-Star)
Jenna Lamia (Co-Star)
Jeremiah Kissel (Co-Star)
Eric Weinstein (Co-Star)
Matthew Muzio (Co-Star)
Paul Campbell (Co-Star)
Anthony Molinari (Co-Star)
Raul Vera (Co-Star)
Sean Doherty (Co-Star)
Jill Quigg (Co-Star)
Sean Malone (Co-Star)
Dale Place (Co-Star)
Brian Nguyen (Co-Star)
Jerrell Lee (Co-Star)
Mickey O'Keefe (Co-Star)
Melissa McMeekin (Co-Star)
Bianca Hunter (Co-Star)
Erica McDermott (Co-Star)
Caitlin Dwyer (Co-Star)
Chanty Sok (Co-Star)
Jose Antonio Rivera (Co-Star)
Richard Farrell (Co-Star)
Steven Barkheimer (Co-Star)
Art Ramalho (Co-Star)
Jackson Nicoll (Co-Star)
Thomas Benton (Co-Star)
Ray Greenhalge (Co-Star)
Tino Kimly (Co-Star)
Epifanio Melendez (Co-Star)
Sean Eklund (Co-Star)
Roeun Chea (Co-Star)
Rich Kleiman (Co-Star)
Michael Dell'orto (Co-Star)
Paul Locke (Co-Star)
Kim Carrell (Co-Star)
Colin Hammell (Co-Star)
Eddie Lee Anderson (Co-Star)
Joseph Lupino (Co-Star)
Walter Driscoll (Co-Star)
Matt Russell (Co-Star)
A. Joseph Denucci (Co-Star)
Richard A. Eklund (Co-Star)
George Michael Ward (Co-Star)
Dicky Eklund (Co-Star)
Jack Greenhalge (Co-Star)
Kevin Paige (Co-Star)
David A. Ramalho (Co-Star)
Ziad Akl (Co-Star)
Simon Hamlin (Co-Star)
Gerald Greenhalge (Co-Star)
Matthew Russell (Co-Star)
Tommy Eklund (Co-Star)
Rita Mercier (Co-Star)
Deborah Bolanger (Co-Star)
Kerry Moore (Co-Star)
Philip D. Herbert (Co-Star)
Jack Lally (Co-Star)
Carlos L. Smith (Co-Star)
Hugh K. Long (Co-Star)
Catherine Lynn Stone (Co-Star)
Miguel Espino (Co-Star)
Anthony Ace Thomas (Co-Star)
Jen Weissenberg (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Biography
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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