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Million Dollar Baby (2005)
IMDb Rating 8.4
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Clint Eastwood Frankie Dunn
Hilary Swank Maggie Fitzgerald
Morgan Freeman Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Jay Baruchel Danger Barch
Mike Colter Big Willie Little
Lucia Rijker Billie 'The Blue Bear'
Brian F. O'Byrne Father Horvak (as Brian O'Byrne)
Anthony Mackie Shawrelle Berry
Margo Martindale Earline Fitzgerald
Riki Lindhome Mardell Fitzgerald
Plot
Clint Eastwood's 25th film as a director, Million Dollar Baby stands proudly with Unforgiven and Mystic River as the masterwork of a great American filmmaker. In an age of bloated spectacle and computer-generated effects extravaganzas, Eastwood turns an elegant screenplay by Paul Haggis (adapted from the book Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner by F.X. Toole, a pseudonym for veteran boxing manager Jerry Boyd) into a simple, humanitarian example of classical filmmaking, as deeply felt in its heart-wrenching emotions as it is streamlined in its character-driven storytelling. In the course of developing powerful bonds between "white-trash" Missouri waitress and aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), her grizzled, reluctant trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), and Frankie's best friend and training-gym partner Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman), 74-year-old Eastwood mines gold from each and every character, resulting in stellar work from his well-chosen cast. Containing deep reserves of love, loss, and the universal desire for something better in hard-scrabble lives, Million Dollar Baby emerged, quietly and gracefully, as one of the most acclaimed films of 2004, released just in time to earn an abundance of year-end accolades, all of them well-deserved. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Sport
Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Clint Eastwood; Paul Haggis
Writer Paul Haggis; F.X. Toole
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 132 mins
Movie Release Date 1/28/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 500
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/15/2005
Product Details
Region Region
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569593237
Release Date 7/12/2005
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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