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Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by David O. Russell's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (Paul Attanasio). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 17, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Jack McGee Best Ensemble 2010 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Mark Wahlberg Best Ensemble 2010 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mark Wahlberg Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Wahlberg Best Picture 2010 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress 2010 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Melissa Leo Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2010 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress 2010 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress 2010 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Melissa Leo Best Ensemble 2010 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Tamasy Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Paul Tamasy Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Tamasy Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Scott Silver Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Scott Silver Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scott Silver Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor 2010 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Christian Bale Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2010 Winner
National Board of Review Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor 2010 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor 2010 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Christian Bale Best Ensemble 2010 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Christian Bale Best British Actor 2010 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor 2010 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor 2010 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association David O. Russell Best Director 2010 Nominee
Directors Guild of America David O. Russell Best Director 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David O. Russell Best Director 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pamela Martin Best Editing 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Todd Lieberman Best Picture 2010 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2010 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Amy Adams Best Ensemble 2010 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2010 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Amy Adams Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2010 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Keith Dorrington Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Keith Dorrington Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Hoberman Best Picture 2010 Nominee

Cast

Mark Wahlberg
as Micky Ward
Christian Bale
as Dicky Eklund
Amy Adams
as Charlene Fleming
Melissa Leo
as Alice Ward
Jack McGee
as George Ward
Jill Quigg
as Donna Eklund Jaynes
Dendrie Allyn Taylor
as Gail "Red Dog" Eklund
Jenna Lamia
as Sherri Ward
Frank Renzulli
as Sal Lanano
Paul Campbell
as Gary "Boo Boo" Giuffrida
Ted Arcidi
as Lou Gold
Ross Bickell
as Mike Toma
Sean Malone
as Wolfie
Matthew Muzio
as HBO Cameraman #2
Jackson Nicoll
as Little Dicky
Alison Folland
as Laurie Carroll
Sean Doherty
as Jimmy (Laurie's Husband)
Sue Costello
as Becky
Jeremiah Kissel
as Bald Businessman
Brian Nguyen
as Brian
Dale Place
as Referee Mickey Vann
Bonnie Aarons
as Crackhead Bonnie
Raul Vera
as Sanchez Trainer
Jerrell Lee
as Fight Spectator #1
Eric Weinstein
as Micky's Friend
Bo Cleary
as Cop
Anthony Molinari
as Neary
Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham
as Mike "Machine Gun" Mungin
Brian Christensen
as Drunk Guy

Crew

David O. Russell
Director
David Hoberman
Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer
Todd Lieberman
Producer
Mark Wahlberg
Producer
Paul Tamasy
Producer
Dorothy Aufiero
Producer
Scott Silver
Screenwriter
Keith Dorrington
Screen Story
Paul Tamasy
Screen Story
Paul Tamasy
Screenwriter
Hoyte van Hoytema
Cinematographer
Season Kent
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Brook
Composer (Music Score)
Happy Walters
Musical Direction/Supervision
Pamela Martin
Editor
Laura Ballinger-Gardner
Art Director
Jeff G. Waxman
Co-producer
Lou DiBella
Associate Producer
Paul Tamasy
Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer
Keith Dorrington
Executive Producer
Darren Aronofsky
Executive Producer
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Sheila Jaffe
Casting
Ben Bray
Stunts Coordinator
Ray Siegle
Stunts Coordinator
Mark Kamine
Unit Production Manager
Jennifer Madeloff
Production Coordinator
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