‘The Fighter’ Trailer and Poster

Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg star in David O. Russell's upcoming biopic about boxer Mickey Ward and his trainer/brother Dicky.
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Apple has just debuted the first trailer for the upcoming movie The Fighter, which will be released in theaters nationwide on December 10. Click below for your first glimpse at this biopic from David O. Russell, which focuses on boxer Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his half-brother/trainer, Dicky (Christian Bale):

http://movieweb.com/movie/the-fighter/photos/PGjAet0fcGPPmp/The Fighter Poster

The Fighter is a drama about Irish boxer Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

The Fighter was released December 10th, 2010.


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  • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

    Wow, Bale lost a lot of weight for this flick...maybe he'll get his Oscar nom. with this one. Looks pretty good.


    • henrique-daguiar • 5 years ago

      I bet this one will be good, for me at least... ;)


      • rm6969 • 5 years ago

        Yeah I would hav to agree I want this movie and see Amy Adams take the girl down far from that sweet girl from Enchanted.Whew!


        • doubler0522 • 5 years ago

          Looks good, can't wait 2 c it


          • narrator • 5 years ago

            Well... as redone as it is, it seems to have heart and character, and seems to be a lot less glamorous than other inspiring movies. I'll see it for Bales acting first and foremost.. and of course Adams body, and Whalbergs fist fights.


            • zgcorleone072 • 5 years ago

              Can't believe I'm saying this but @soylentgreenmonkey exactly what you said. Looks pretty good and I think this is gonna be a good chance for Bale to either get an oscar or at least a nomination


              • movie-fanatic19 • 5 years ago

                hollywood needs to start coming up with more creative titles..


                • bojan-vucicevic • 5 years ago

                  Seems that Christian Bale lost a s#itload of pounds for this. It's going to be good.


                  • justhim-sir • 5 years ago

                    looks good.


                    • jonnred • 5 years ago

                      Ill see it


                      • rufio • 5 years ago

                        i say keep representing Boston! THey (and Matt Damon) are to Boston what Woody Allen and Spike Lee are to New York, Eminem is to Detroit and Wilford Brimley is to old people and Florida. as long as the projects are solid i'm all about them!

                        @Diaigma - agreed (i was thinking the same thing), but i think Million Dollar Baby won b/c of the whole controversial euthanasia debate it became about (over sports) and Rocky because it was so different than any other sports flick (underdog losing was huge). Russell Crowe's turn as boxer Braddock with a similar story during depression (also directed by Academy darling Ron Howard) "Cinderella Man" only garnered 3 noms and 0 wins (of course it wasn't all that good either simply b/c it was so formula and cliche). so we'll see how this one does...


                        • thedude-abides • 5 years ago

                          Here's my problem with this: The entire story arch of the movie is revealed in the trailer.

                          And Bale being a "shapeshifter" doesn't automatically translate into Oscar success. Granted, I do think he will be nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, hopefully with the award going to Joseph Gordon Levitt for his role in Inception.

                          By the way, this looks like Invincible part 2, and can Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck get back to doing sh*t that doens't revolve around Boston, please!


                          • diaigma • 5 years ago

                            Not usually, @Rufio - but Million Dollar Baby and Rocky comes to mind . . .

                            Adams and Bale? - sold. Wahlberg? - hmm . . .


                            • rufio • 5 years ago

                              oscar bait....

                              dang good oscar bait, but the Academy is not usually big into sports/underdog stories. that being said, this looks amazing and whether or not it's nominated i can't wait to see this!!!! (and i'm with @darksektor1971 - Bale is a shapeshifter... every time you look he looks different and is pullin' in a different role! hopefully he'll have "Oscar-Nominated/Winner" above his name on a poster too, after this flick).


                              • darksektor1971 • 5 years ago

                                dude....christian bale is a goddamn shapeshifter.....it's amaizing........i looove amy adams....and mark...sh*t!....just like in INVINCIBLE....he can pull out amaizing performances.....sooo looking forward to this one!


                                • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                                  Great cast, great trailer but a horrible poster. Bale is just a really talented actor and this looks like another great performance.


                                  • flipsyde933 • 5 years ago

                                    Really liked the trailer, looking forward to seeing Bale and Walhberg in this one.


                                    • mosorwvlad • 5 years ago

                                      an oscar movie, that sais it all !


                                      • marcelillo • 5 years ago

                                        I know this is about Micky Ward and his relationship with his brother early in his professional life but there's no Arturo Gatti in the film?


                                        • metalheadfury • 5 years ago

                                          FIGHTING WITH BATS & THE EX-RAPPER- This does look a nice little picture, Oscar worthy for Christian Bale by the looks of it. However, I am not a fan of Marky Mark or his "I'm bad, just look at me" expressions on his face all the time. Going back to Bale, he's not good at handling the spotlight so he turns that into anger. He's private and Walhberg is more of the opposite, he would hog all the spotlight if he were half the actor that Bale is. Still got to see "The Machinist"! Fighting and waiting to hear more film trailer insighting!


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