115 minutes

The true story of blue-collar Lowell, Mass., boxer Micky Ward, who went on to win the welterweight boxing title with the help of his crack-addict half-brother. Nervous, solid boxing drama.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams; Melissa Leo, Jack McGee. 
Directed by David O. Russell; produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, mr. Wahlberg, Dorothy Aufiero, Paul Tamasy; screenplay by Scott Silver, mr. Tamasy and Eric Johnson, based on a story by Keith Dorrington, mr. Tamasy and mr. Johnson; music by Michael Brook; director of photography (Technicolor, widescreen), Hoyte van Hoytema; production designer, Judy Becker; costume designer, Mark Bridges; film editor, Pamela Martin.
A Weinstein Company/Relativity Media presentation of a Relativity Media/Mandeville Films/Closest to the Hole production. (US distributor, Paramount Pictures. World sales, Paramount Vantage.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 12 (Lisbon), February 1st 2011.


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