The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his unlikely road to the world light welterweight title with the help of his older half-brother Dicky (Christian Bale). Read the preview to find out more.
Star cast – The Fighter Preview
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo.
Plot – The Fighter Preview
Christian Bale is a former boxing hero that squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness. Mark Wahlberg, his half brother, is the struggling journeyman boxer who spent his life living in his big brother’s shadow. After losing a fight with the world champion, Bale’s has put his boxing days behind him and has become shattered by drug abuse.
Meanwhile Mark has become the family’s fighter and fading hope for a champion. But despite all of his work, Mark’s career is failing and he loses fight after punishing fight. When Mark’s latest fight nearly kills him, it looks like it could all be over – until his iron-willed new girlfriend, Amy Adams, convinces him to do the unthinkable: split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his increasingly volatile and criminal brother.
Now Mark has the chance of a lifetime as he earns a shot at the World Championship. But when his brother and dysfunctional family re-enter his life, they must all reconcile their pasts and become more than just a family in name.