Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
Biographical sports drama detailing lives of professional boxer Micky Ward and older half-brother Dicky Eklund. The David O. Russell film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The film was inspired by a documentary featuring the Eklund-Ward family titled High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo both won Oscars in the Supporting Actor categories, the first film to feature 2 winners in the categories since Hannah and Her Sisters.