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Published on Mar 9, 2012
The Fighter, based on actual people and events, takes place in Massachusetts and tells the story of Micky "Irish" Ward (Mark Walberg) and his problematic and dubious boxing career. Much more gritty and shameless than most inspirational docudramas, The Fighter offers insight that is far more personal than just time spent in training and in the ring. Micky derives from a large lower-middle class family with one half-brother and an army of sisters. Micky's older half-brother and trainer, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale) lost his own acknowledged boxing career to heavy drug use and now passes his knowledge gained from experience down to Micky through sketchy but invaluable training sessions. Through unfaltering discipline and dedication and the experience of his talented has-been half-brother, Micky breaks through a series of losses to have his shot at the title.