The Fighter is a drama about boxer Irish Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Bale plays Dicky Eklund, Micky's half-brother and a talented fighter who once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in a title fight but then turned to crime and landed in prison. Then he turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world title.
CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee
DIRECTOR: David O. Russell
RUN TIME: 114 min