Sunday, October 18, 2015

Boxing Movies (part 2 of 2)

Ali (2001)
Ali is biographical film about the great boxing icon, Mohammad Ali. It focuses between the year 1964 and 1974 – the time when Ali captured the heavyweight title against Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam, his criticism in the war in Vietnam, his expulsion from boxing, his return fight again Joe Frazer, and his historic boxing that took place on October 30, 1974, against George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Hillary Swank), Best Director (Clint Eastwood) and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman), Million Dollar Baby is a story about a poor 31-year old waitress, Hillary Swank (Maggie Fitzgerald), from a very poor and dysfunctional family who wants to make a difference by entering the professional boxing.

She convinces boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to coach her and manage her. Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris, played by Morgan Freeman is an old partner of Dunn who sees great potential in Maggie. Working hard, Maggie became one of the best female boxers in her class.

Other boxing popular films include The Hurricane (starring Denzel Washington), Raging Bull, City for Conquest, The Harder they Fall, Diggstown, When We Were Kings and Requiem for a Heavyweight.

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