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The Fighter is a biographical sports drama that follows the life of "Irish" Micky Ward who went pro in the mid-1980s. The story begins by looking at Micky's early years as a boxers. His mother is his manager and his brother is his trainer. However, he's looked at only as a stepping stone by other boxers. After being imprisoned and released, he gets a deal with another team that says his brother and mother can no longer help train him. He then finds success while causing problems with his family. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo.

The Fighter saw great reviews by critics after the film's release. It then went on to have financial success at the box office.B The movie won two Oscar awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bale) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Leo). It was also nominated for five other Oscars. Continue reading for some quotes from The Fighter.


Wolfie: Hey, we don't hate Cambodians. White people do this to other white people all the time.
Mickey Ward: I'm the one who's fighting. Not you, not you, and not you.
Mickey Ward: [after seeing the size of his opponent] That guy did not just get off the fuckin' couch. If he did, I'm gonna get a couch like that.
Dickie Eklund: [in reference to Charlene saying that Sugar Ray Leonard slipped] Do you think I knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard?
Mickey Ward: Yeah, sure I do. You were the pride of Lowell. You were my hero, Dicky.
Dickie Eklund: I was. I was.
Charlene Fleming: I had to read the whole fuckin' movie.
Neary: [during the press conference] I feel confident for this fight. In fact, I was under the impression I'd be fighting a better fighter.
Mickey Ward: I'm just grateful to be here and have the shot for the title.
Reporter: Who would you consider a legitimate opponent?
Neary: I was thinking somebody like Gatti.
Alice Ward: I know, George, you think I don't know anything, but I know people. And that Sal Lanano banana fucking thing, we don't need that in our lives!
Mickey Ward: I don't have a girlfriend, alright? I... I like you. I came here because I don't wanna show my face in Lowell. I told everybody I was gonna win that fight and get back on track. I told my daughter I was gonna get a bigger apartment so she could move in. You don't think I wanted to call you? I was embarrassed. I'm sick of bein' a fuckin' disappointment. I...
Alice Ward: What are you doing opening your mouth in my kitchen? You owe me $200. I don't want another word outta you!
Mickey Ward: Alice, this is Charlene.
Charlene Fleming: Hi.
Alice Ward: I've heard a lot about you.
Charlene Fleming: Really? I've heard a lot about you too.
Alice Ward: What's that supposed to mean?
Charlene Fleming: Same thing you meant.
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