Margaret "Maggie" Fitzgerald, a waitress from a Missouri town in the Ozarks, shows up in the Hit Pit, a run-down Los Angeles gym owned and operated by Frankie Dunn, an old, cantankerous boxing trainer. Maggie asks Frankie to train her, but he initially refuses. Maggie works out tirelessly each day in his gym, even after Frankie tells her she's "too old" to begin a boxing career at her age. Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, Frankie's friend and employee—and the film's narrator—encourages and helps her.
Frankie's prize prospect, "Big" Willie Little, signs with successful manager Mickey Mack after becoming impatient with Frankie rejecting offers for a championship bout. With prodding from Scrap and impressed with her persistence, Frankie reluctantly agrees to train Maggie. He warns her that he will teach her only the basics and then find her a manager. Other than Maggie and his employees, the only person Frankie has contact with is a local priest, with whom he spars verbally at daily Mass.
|Produced By:||Robert Lorenz, Albert S. Ruddy, Robert Moresco, Tom Rosenberg, Paul Haggis, Gary Lucchesi, Clint Eastwood|
|Directed By:||Clint Eastwood|
|Written By:||F.X. Toole, Paul Haggis|
|Cast:||Bobby Silva, Steven M. Porter, Kimberly Estrada, Bruce MacVittie, Mike Colter, Vladimir Rajcic, Anthony Mackie, McKay Stewart, Spice Williams-Crosby, Morgan Eastwood, Naveen, Susan Krebs, Mark Thomason, Michael Peña, Morgan Freeman, V.J. Foster, Benito Martinez, Kirsten Berman, Michael Bentt, Lucia Rijker, Marcus Chait, Brían F. O'Byrne, Adolfo Jimenez, Joe D'Angerio, Michael Saglimbeni, Maher McClung, David Powledge, Jay Baruchel, Jim Cantafio, Ricky Pak, Tom McCleister, Christopher Gilbertson, Robert McMurrer, Sean LoGrasso, Marc De'Antone, Jason Williams, Sean O'Kane, Marty Sammon, Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Guillermo Jorge, Ming Lo, Miguel Pérez, Jamison Yang, Jimmy Alioto, Riki Lindhome, Ted Grossman, Clint Eastwood, Jude Ciccolella, Brian T. Finney, Nina Avetisova, Marco Rodríguez, Ned Eisenberg, Erica Grant|
|In Theaters:||Jan 28, 2005|
|Runtime:||2 hours 12 minutes|
|Production:||Warner Bros., Lakeshore Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Albert S. Ruddy Productions|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
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