Cinderella man [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Miramax Films ; Imagine Entertainment ; in association with Parkway Productions
Blu-rays | Universal Studios Home Entertainment | c2009 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY C DRAMA)
[S.l.] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (2 hr., 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray; 5.1 DTS-HD MA, DTS 5.1; requires blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH), French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on the story by Cliff Hollingsworth.
Special features: feature commentary with director Ron Howard; feature commentary with co-writer Akiva Goldsman; feature commentary with co- writer Cliff Hollingsworth; deleted scenes; The fight card: casting Cinderella man; For the record: a history in boxing; Ringside seats; Jim Braddock: the friends & family behind the legend; pre-fight preparations; Lights, camera, action: the fight from every angle; Braddock vs. Baer fight footage; photo montage; The sound of the bell; Cinderella man music featurette; The human face of the depression; Russell Crowe's personal journey: becoming Jim Braddock.
Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Bruce McGill, Paddy Considine, David Huband.
Producers, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Penny Marshall ; story, Cliff Hollingsworth ; screenplay, Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman ; director, Ron Howard ; director of photography, Salvatore Totino ; art directors, Peter Grundy, Dan Yarhi ; editors, Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hall ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Daniel Orlandi ; production designer, Wynn Thomas ; visual effects supervisor, Mark O. Forker.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense boxing violence and some language.
During the Great Depression, an everyday common-man hero, James J. Braddock was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. With the Depression going strong in the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-boxer was seemingly as broken-down and out-of-luck as the rest of the America. Driven by love and determination, he returned to the ring. He did not have much of a shot, but James was fueled by something beyond mere competition. He kept winning and suddenly, the ordinary working man became an icon who carried the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders. Eventually, he rose through the ranks and went on to fight the heavyweight champ, the unstoppable Max Baer.
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