Based on the true story of fighter Jim Braddock, who in 1930s depression-era New York who enters the boxing ring out of desperation to feed his family. He becomes a hero of the common folk as he battles his way up the ranks, vaulting from broken-down ex-boxer to living legend with a string of amazing upsets to his credit. As word of the scrappy underdog spreads, entire families are glued to their radios, cheering, praying and experiencing his victories as their own. Their devotion reaches fever pitch when Braddock faces heavyweight champ Max Baer. The night, Braddock’s dignity, courage and determination gives hope to a nation and earns him the nickname of Cinderella Man.
In theaters March 18, 2005