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"Malcolm in the Middle"

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama,Sport
English
"Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love."
A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.
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
Anthony Mackie Shawrelle Berry
Margo Martindale Earline Fitzgerald
Riki Lindhome Mardell Fitzgerald
Michael Peña Omar
Benito Martinez Billie's Manager
Bruce MacVittie Mickey Mack
David Powledge Counterman at Diner
Joe D'Angerio Cut Man
Marcus Chait J.D. Fitzgerald
Tom McCleister Lawyer
Erica Grant Nurse
Naveen Pakistani
Morgan Eastwood Little Girl in Truck
Jamison Yang Paramedic
Dean Familton Ref #1
Dr. Louis Moret Ref #2
V.J. Foster Ref #3
Jon D. Schorle II Ref #4
Marty Sammon Ref #5
Steven M. Porter Ref #6
Ray Corona Ref #7
Lo Ming Rehab Doctor (as Ming Lo)
Miguel Pérez Restaurant Owner
Jim Cantafio Ring Doctor #1
Ted Grossman Ring Doctor #2
Ned Eisenberg Sally Mendoza
Marco Rodríguez Second at Vegas Fight (as Marco Rodriguez)
Roy Nugent Fan in Vegas
Don Familton Ring Announcer
Mark Thomason Radio Commentator
Brian Finney Irish Fan #1 (as Brian T. Finney)
Spice Williams Irish Fan #2 (as Spice Williams-Crosby)
Kim Strauss Irish Fan #3
Rob Maron Irish Fan #4
Kirsten Berman Irish Fan #5
Susan Krebs Rehab Nurse
Sunshine Chantal Parkman Rehab Nurse #2
Kim Dannenberg Rehab Nurse #3
Eddie Bates Rehab Resident
Nina Avetisova VIP Girl
Christopher Gilbertson Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Bentt Boxer (uncredited)
Bruce Gerard Brown Jr. Boxer (uncredited)
Jude Ciccolella Hogan (uncredited)
Kimberly Estrada Perez / Maggie's fourth opponent (uncredited)
Ricky Pak Las Vegas Bout Timekeeper (uncredited)
Vladimir Rajcic Yugoslavian judge (uncredited)
McKay Stewart Sparring Boxer (uncredited)
Melissa Verdugo Church Goer (uncredited)
Jaerin Washington Jamaican Boxer Cornerman (uncredited)
Producer: Clint Eastwood,Paul Haggis,Tom Rosenberg,Albert S. Ruddy
Writer: F.X. Toole,Paul Haggis
It's a knockout ...
Flawlessly written, acted and directed, MILLION DOLLAR BABY is being hymned and wreathed by the critics as the best film of 2004. They're absolutely right. "An old master's new masterpiece," the NEW YORK TIMES said in a review that was more of an open love letter to Eastwood than anything remotely resembling a critical analysis of the film itself. For once such honey-tongued critical adulation is fully merited. Dark, edgy, subtle and at times emotionally devastating, MILLION DOLLAR BABY represents the apotheosis of Eastwood's art - the most lucid and intelligently limned expression of his philosophy of the outsider, the noble loners whose personal codes of honour set them both above and apart from the compromised, corrupt societies they inhabit. The Boxing Ring As Metaphor For Life is a hoary trope almost as old as Hollywood itself, employed to varying effect in films as diverse as THE CHAMP, GOLDEN BOY, REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, THE GREAT WHITE HOPE, FAT CITY, ROCKY and RAGING BULL. In MILLION DOLLAR BABY, though, Eastwood the director brings a fresh eye and an entirely fresh approach to both the setting and characterisations, virtually re-inventing this venerable sub-genre rather than simply recycling its conventions. Eastwood the actor is in fine form - a commanding if increasingly weather-beaten presence - as gym owner Frankie Dunn. A case study in loneliness, Dunn's creased face is a map of places you'd rather not go to and disappointment has clearly been a life-long companion. Co-stars Hilary Swank and the magnificent Morgan Freeman, playing Frankie's unlikely protegee Maggie Fitzgerald and friend "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, give what are without question the best performances of their respective careers: deftly underplayed, their roles provide emotionally overwhelming impacts more powerful than anything glimpsed in the film's riotous fight sequences. Forming an iron triangle forged from mutual dependence, Dunn and Dupris school the impulsive but untutored Maggie in both the techniques of boxing and the tradecraft of survival in a world pre-disposed to pulverise individualism. The canvas-floored square ring becomes the arena in which all three characters confront their various demons, battling for both victory and personal redemption. Paul Haggis' screenplay is itself a masterwork, improving on its source material without betraying the concise but compelling situations and superbly drawn characters found in F.X. Toole's short stories. And, finally, Eastwood the composer's elegiac but unobtrusive score is a minor classic of its kind, a requiem to both lost souls and lost causes. MILLION DOLLAR BABY is not only the best film released in 2004 it is also the most fully realised and richly textured major studio movie of the decade.

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Imdb rating: 8.2
Musician: Clint Eastwood
Running time: 132 min
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