Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: May 19, 2017 - Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport


Tells the true story of former New Jersey heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who was the inspiration behind Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky. Chuck may have gone from a liquor salesman to going 15 rounds with the legendary Muhammad Ali, but the film shows that his toughest fights were addictions to drugs, booze, and wild women.

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Studio: Entract Films
Producer(s): Lati Grobman, Michael Tollin, Liev Schreiber, Christa Campbell, Carl Hempe
Screenplay: Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl

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  • 3 stars "great film I did really like it as I saw it at the Toronto film festival, after the film their was a Q&A with the real life person Chuck Wepner that was a great surprise hearing him talk and hear his story"
  • 5 stars "Saw this movie in New York at the Tribeca film festival. It’s a great movie. It has a great 70’s vibe to it. It’s a great group of actors and it’s well directed. We can relate to this movie, we have all seen a great actor, singer or athlete go down the drain after reaching stardom and this movie is all about that. You will laugh, cry, feel pity and feel good at the end. Go for it, you won’t regret it!"