Clint Eastwood returns to the directors chair for MILLION DOLLAR BABY. Eastwood also stars, in the role of Frankie Dunn, a down-on-his-luck former boxing manager who spends the twilight years of his life running a small, dilapidated gym in downtown Los Angeles. Frankies previous career was blighted by an injury to one of his prize fighters, Scrap (Morgan Freeman), who lost the sight in his right eye during a particularly brutal bout; Scrap now wiles away the hours working as a cleaner in Frankies gym. Wary of similar occurrences being inflicted on the prestigious young talent that passes before him, Frankie lets a succession of great boxers slip through his fingers. But when the brash, confident young boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) strides into the gym, Frankies life is irretrievably altered. Initially refusing to train Maggie due to her gender and age, Frankie relents when faced with her tenacity, spirit, and burning ambition. The combination of Maggies talent and Frankies tutelage paves the way for the adroit fighter to rise steadily through the ranks of womens boxing, with the unlikely coupling forming a genuinely touching bond in the process.
Release Date: 13 November 2006
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 127 minutes
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English
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