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Old 01-24-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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Default The Fighter -- network premiere

Channel 4 on Sunday at 21:00.

"(2010) Mark Wahlberg stars in this biopic of American welterweight boxer Micky Ward's struggle to become a champion. With Oscar-winning support from Christian Bale and Melissa Leo."
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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Good film, historically inaccurate but good. They should make another film focusing on the Gatti fights.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:58 AM   #3
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Coincidentally, The network Premier in Ireland was on last night, RTE.

Decent film.

Joe, what parts are innacurate? Im not too familiar.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:03 AM   #4
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GREAT film, imo.

The historical details are completely *****d, with some made up opponents and fights, and how Ward got the fight with Neary straight off the back of the win over Sanchez, didn't quite happen like that.
But the gist of it is probably true.

Bale deserved his academy award for this one.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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Coincidentally, The network Premier in Ireland was on last night, RTE.

Decent film.

Joe, what parts are innacurate? Im not too familiar.


They miss out alot of the fights between Sanchez and Neary, 2 of which he lost. Also they claim the WBU is a valid world title, insulting proper boxing fans really.

Top film though.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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They miss out alot of the fights between Sanchez and Neary, 2 of which he lost. Also they claim the WBU is a valid world title, insulting proper boxing fans really.

Top film though.
When I watched it the first time in the cinema I kept wrecking my girlfriends head by constantly stating that the fight against neary wasnt for a proper world title
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #7
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When I watched it the first time in the cinema I kept wrecking my girlfriends head by constantly stating that the fight against neary wasnt for a proper world title

I bet she was really bothered. I do **** like that to mine . Watching Africa last night with her spouting off these facts about the animals then she actually started snoring next to me mid sentence
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #8
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They miss out alot of the fights between Sanchez and Neary, 2 of which he lost. Also they claim the WBU is a valid world title, insulting proper boxing fans really.

Top film though.
True,and also Ward didn't get knocked down in the Neary fight like the movies showed.

That said it's a great movie.

And they are gonna make a sequel portraying the Gatti fights.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #9
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Didn't like the film....it wasn't helped by my utter contempt for that piece of human excrement, Wahlberg
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:34 AM   #10
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I thought, other than Bale chewing the scenery, it had no story and was pretty dull.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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Why don't you like Wahlberg, Ice?.

The films pony lets be honest..
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #12
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bale's portrayal of the smackhead brother is very good indeed
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #13
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Bar Bales performance I didn't think it was all that tbh.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #14
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Bar Bales performance I didn't think it was all that tbh.
Ward's story just isn't that interesting and Wahlberg plays him as if he's an earnest, slightly dull simpleton who can't take responsibility.

If it wasn't for Bale, it would be utterly turgid.
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Ward's story just isn't that interesting and Wahlberg plays him as if he's an earnest, slightly dull simpleton who can't take responsibility.

If it wasn't for Bale, it would be utterly turgid.
Mickey Ward was a bit of an odd choice, there are so many other boxers that have better story's and greater appeal.

Bale is brilliant in which ever role he plays, I struggle to think of a film I have seen of his in which he isn't, The Machinist is particularly good.
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