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Cinderella Man

Based on a true story, Russell Crowe plays James J. Braddock, a1930s boxing legend who fought his way from the breadlines to the pinnacle of his sport. Along the way, he also inspired a generation of struggling Americans who felt sucker punched by the great stock market crash. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 144
Theater Release: 02 Jun 2005
Video Release: 05 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Despite the difficulty faced by many during the Depression, it was also an era that offered inspirational heroes. Seabiscuit is the story of a gangly horse that gets a second chance at the racetrack when he is rescued by a group of men who are down on their own luck. Russell Crowe also worked with Ron Howard in the award winning film about a schizophrenic mathematician in A Beautiful Mind.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release: 6 December 2005

Get front row seats to Cinderella Man in your choice of widescreen, full screen or a 2-disc Collector’s Edition. The first two choices provide commentaries with director Ron Howard, writer Akiva Goldsman and writer Cliff Hollingsworth. Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Ron Howard are also available. Featurettes include The Fight Card (casting Cinderella Man), The Man, The Movie, The Legend (a filmmaking journey), For the Record (a history in boxing), Ringside Seats and Jim Braddock (the friends and family behind the legend).

Those investing in the Collector’s Edition will also enjoy additional deleted scenes (with more optional commentary by director Ron Howard), a Video Diary (on the set with Russell Crowe), Pre-Fight Preparations, Lights, Camera, Action (the fight from every angle), The Sound of the Bell, Braddock VS. Baer (fight footage), a photo montage and a Cinderella Music Man featurette.

Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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