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Chuck (2016)

The Bleeder (original title)
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A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

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A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language throughout, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some bloody images | See all certifications »
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5 May 2017 (USA)  »

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$34,565 (USA) (5 May 2017)

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$320,725 (USA) (9 June 2017)
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Was originally called "The Bleeder" but changed due viewers thinking it was a horror film and also other movies with the same name according to Chuck Wepner. See more »

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Features Rocky (1976) See more »

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So this is the true story of Rocky?
9 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chuck is a boxer from jersey who could take a hit. He had a job running liquor and had a beautiful wife and kid, when his manager sets up a match with The Greatest, Ali. He lost the match, but was able to put Ali on his bottom twice and go all 15 rounds losing with 19 seconds left in the match, and when he lost the first person he wanted to see was his wife. That sounds like Rocky alright.

Unfortunately, Chuck's sequel was not as good as Rocky 2 cause when he went back to some world in Jersey he let it all get to his head and his world came crashing down, which included his attempts to convince the world that the movie Rocky is about him.

It's one of those stories about how fame can change you. I've seen it done a million times in a million sitcoms that one episode when one character gets his 15 mins acts like a jerk to all those who love him but then they take him back when he falls because they love him.

But it's not just about the story. Liev Schreiber was very entertaining in this film as Chuck Wepner and Jim Gaffigan was perfect as his best friend, John. I don't know how many movies Schreiber has done with his partner, Naomi Watts. It's bit awkward now that they are not a couple, but she's great in the movie as well.

But I did not like Schreiber's co-star on Ray Donovan, Pooch Hall as Muhammad Ali. It was a small role, but still, it's Ali, I wish they did better.

Definitely a cool funny story and a movie worth seeing that I'm surprise Stallone himself did not have any involvement in. It's technically a Rocky film and nobody likes to milk Rocky more than him, right?


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