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Cinderella Man

Rating:PG-13 (for intense boxing violence and some language)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:May 29, 2005
Running time:144 minutes
Cast:Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Connor Price, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti
Director:Ron Howard
Producer:Penny Marshall, Leslie Holleran, Michael Phillips, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Todd Hallowel
Writer:Akiva Goldsman, Clifford N. Hollingsworth
Distributor:Universal Pictures

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Description: Based on the true story of fighter Jim Braddock, who in Depression-era New York enters the boxing ring out of desperation to feed his family. He becomes a common folk hero as he battles his way up the ranks, vaulting from broken-down ex-boxer to living legend with a string of amazing upsets to his credit. As word of the scrappy underdog spreads, entire families stay glued to their radios, cheering, praying and experiencing his victories as their own. Their devotion reaches fever pitch when Braddock faces heavyweight champ Max Baer. That night, Braddock's dignity, courage and determination gives hope to a nation and earns him the nickname of Cinderella Man.

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