Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie's rough around the edges but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life. Maggie's career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor. Written by
Second sports film for Hilary Swank after her starring debut in The Next Karate Kid (1994). See more »
When Maggie is being ventilated her right eye is swollen, but in the next clip it is her left eye that is bloated.
The shot is a reflection in the door-mirror, so left and right are reversed. See more »
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris:
Only ever met one man I wouldn't wanna fight. When I met him he was already the best cut man in the business. Started training and managing in the sixties, but never lost his gift.
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There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »
The movie is excellent. Hillary Swank deserves to receive the Oscar for
her performance. I haven't seen much of her lately and am so glad that
she was picked for this movie. She seems a natural for this role. Like
she didn't even have to act, she just let her own emotions take charge.
She stole every scene when she was on. Clint Eastwood is one heck of an
actor and his directing of movies is even better. He is 75 years old
and hope he has another 10 years of good movie making in him. Morgan
Freeman is a great actor who never seems to receive the recognition he
deserves. Tell others to see it because it isn't in the top 10 listing
of viewed movies last week. I'm concerned the subject matter is too
deep for most people and it will be pulled to make room for some
lame-brain movie like Fat Albert.
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