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Cinderella Man -- The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Cinderella Man -- The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Cinderella Man -- The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

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Writers (WGA):
Cliff Hollingsworth (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
3 June 2005 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
One man's extraordinary fight to save the family he loved. See more »
Plot:
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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James J. Braddock: Gladiator of the Great Depression See more (509 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Russell Crowe ... Jim Braddock

Renée Zellweger ... Mae Braddock

Paul Giamatti ... Joe Gould

Craig Bierko ... Max Baer

Paddy Considine ... Mike Wilson

Bruce McGill ... Jimmy Johnston
David Huband ... Ford Bond

Connor Price ... Jay Braddock

Ariel Waller ... Rosemarie Braddock

Patrick Louis ... Howard Braddock

Rosemarie DeWitt ... Sara

Linda Kash ... Lucille Gould

Nicholas Campbell ... Sporty Lewis

Gene Pyrz ... Jake

Chuck Shamata ... Father Rorick

Ron Canada ... Joe Jeanette

Alicia Johnston ... Alice
Troy Amos-Ross ... John Henry Lewis
Mark Simmons ... Art Lasky
Art Binkowski ... Corn Griffin
David Litzinger ... Abe Feldman

Matthew G. Taylor ... Primo Carnera

Rance Howard ... Announcer Al Fazin
James Ritz ... Official - Griffin / Baer Fight

Fulvio Cecere ... Referee McAvoy

Clint Howard ... Referee
Gerry Ellison ... Referee
Bill Mackie ... Referee
Ray Marsh ... Referee
Fernand Chretien ... Referee
Dave Dunbar ... Referee
Ken James ... Ancil Hoffman

Rufus Crawford ... Lewis Coach
Angelo Dundee ... Angelo the Cornerman
Lou Eisen ... Braddock Cornerman
Wayne Anthony Gordon ... Braddock Cornerman (as Wayne Gordon)
Wayne Flemming ... Baer Cornerman

Nick Alachiotis ... Baer Cornerman / Undercard Boxer - Feldman
Christopher D. Amos ... Lewis Cornerman
Nick Carusi ... Lewis Cornerman
Keith Murphy ... Lasky Cornerman
Everton McEwan ... Lasky Cornerman
John Kalbhenn ... Lasky Cornerman (as Johnny Kalbhenn)
David Georgieff ... Griffin Cornerman
Wayne Bourque ... Griffin Cornerman
Paul Ryan ... Griffin Cornerman
Sean Gilroy ... Feldman Cornerman
Michael McNamara ... Feldman Cornerman
Billy Wine ... Carnera Cornerman
Richard Bachynsky Hoover ... Carnera Cornerman (as Richard Sutton)
Michael Chin ... Carnera Cornerman
Stewart Lunn ... Campbell Cornerman
Richard Lewis ... Campbell Cornerman
Peter Wylie ... Campbell Cornerman
Thomasz Kurzydlowski ... Tuffy Griffith

Stuart Clark ... Frankie Campbell

Julian Lewis ... Undercard Boxer - Feldman
Eric Fink ... Announcer - Lasky

Sergio Di Zio ... Young Reporter

Gavin Grazer ... Reporter

Boyd Banks ... Reporter

Daniel Kash ... Reporter

Judah Katz ... Reporter

Angelo Tsarouchas ... Reporter
Robert Smith ... Reporter

Craig Warnock ... 1928 Fan

Aaron Abrams ... 1928 Fan

Duff MacDonald ... 1935 Fan
Andrew Stelmack ... 1935 Fan
Christopher Crumb ... 1935 Fan (as Chris Crumb)
Gerry Quigley ... Quincy

Peter MacNeill ... Electric Man
Darrin Brown ... Promoter

John Healy ... Dock Worker
Peter Didiano ... Dock Worker
James Kirchner ... Dock Worker
Michael Langlois ... Dock Worker (as Mike Langlois)
Magdalena Alexander ... Angry Woman
Nola Augustson ... Relief Office Woman
Gino Marrocco ... Waiter
Mark Taylor ... George

Sharron Matthews ... Lady
Alec Stockwell ... Church Man
Chick Roberts ... Church Old Man
Isabella Fink ... Church Girl
Beau Starr ... Sam

Philip Craig ... Radio Commentator
Roman Podhora ... Hooverville Cop
R.D. Reid ... Hooverville Cop

Michael Dyson ... Hooverville Man
Sam Malkin ... Gibson
Tony Munch ... Sam Penny
Conrad Bergschneider ... Limo Driver
Richard Binsley ... Announcer - Griffith

Ramona Pringle ... Flapper Girl
Katrina Matthews Swain ... Flapper Girl
Cooper Bracken ... Jay Braddock - 4 years
Jacob Bracken ... Jay Braddock - 4 years
Alon Nashman ... Deserting Father
Dominic Cuzzocrea ... Junket (as Domenic Cuzzocrea)
Neil Foster ... Security Guard

Brian Jagersky ... Cop
Ray Kerr ... Fight Promoter
Tim Eddis ... Fight Promoter
Dave Arkell ... Mr. Mills
Debra Sherman ... Mother
Joanne Ritcey ... Baer Hotel Hottie
Alex Cairns ... Baer Hotel Hottie
George Duff ... Man on Street
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Burd ... Man in Soup Line (uncredited)

Krysta Carter ... Fluzy (uncredited)

Rick Cordeiro ... Ringside Fan (uncredited)

Riva Di Paola ... 1935 Fan (uncredited)
James Donohue ... Baer's Police Officer #1 (uncredited)

Conor Gomez ... Ringside Fan (uncredited)
Carlos Henriques ... Ringside Fan (uncredited)

Kennedy McGuckian ... Rich Kid (uncredited)

Liam McGuckian ... Rich Kid (uncredited)

Robert Morse ... Man in Relief House Line (uncredited)

Michael C. Newsome ... Cad in Armory (uncredited)

Andrew Priestman ... Ring Photographer (uncredited)
Riley Raymer ... Woman (uncredited)
Jake Richards ... Reporter (uncredited)

Jason Ruta ... Police Officer (uncredited)
John Shannon ... Ringside Reporter (uncredited)
Nick Smith ... Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ... Hooverville Man (uncredited)

Egidio Tari ... Cop In Ring (uncredited)
Nancy E.L. Ward ... Mae Braddocks Aunt (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ron Howard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Cliff Hollingsworth (screenplay) and
Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)

Cliff Hollingsworth (story)

Produced by
Brian Grazer .... producer
Todd Hallowell .... executive producer
Ron Howard .... producer
Penny Marshall .... producer
Kathleen McGill .... associate producer
Louisa Velis .... associate producer
James Whitaker .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Salvatore Totino (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel P. Hanley  (as Dan Hanley)
Mike Hill 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy 
Dan Yarhi 
 
Set Decoration by
Gordon Sim 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Acosta Jr. .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios (as Tony Acosta)
David LeRoy Anderson .... special makeup effects (as David Leroy Anderson)
Lance Anderson .... key special effects makeup: AFX Studios
Patrick Baxter .... special effects makeup technician: AFX Studios
Damon Bishop .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios
Chris Bridges .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios
Ann Brodie .... key makeup artist
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Ms. Zellweger
François Dagenais .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios
Karola Dirnberger .... hair stylist: second unit
Hazel Gordon .... hair stylist
Carol Hartwick .... hair stylist
Graham Johnston .... makeup artist: Ms. Zellweger
Tony Labatt .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios
Heather Langenkamp .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios (as Heather Langenkamp Anderson)
Burton J. LeBlanc .... makeup artist (as Burton LeBlanc)
Burton J. LeBlanc .... makeup artist: second unit (as Burton LeBlanc)
Nicole Michaud .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist: Mr. Crowe (as Manny Millar)
Janice Miller .... hair stylist
Linda Montgomerie .... hair stylist
Sean Sansom .... special effects makeup technician: AFX Studios
Vincent Sullivan .... key hair stylist
John Wheaton .... special makeup effects: AFX Studios
Dorota Zajac .... makeup artist
Kelly Kavanagh .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Maribeth Knezev .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker: Renee Zellweger (uncredited)
Emanuel Millar .... hair department head (uncredited)
Tim Mogg .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Anthony Veilleux .... tattoo designer (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eva Burkley .... production supervisor: second unit
Kathleen McGill .... unit production manager
Steve Wakefield .... unit production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Bocknek .... third assistant director
Darrin Brown .... second second assistant director
William M. Connor .... first assistant director
David Coulter .... third assistant director: second unit
Aric Dupere .... trainee assistant director
Patrick Hagarty .... trainee assistant director
Todd Hallowell .... second unit director
Dwight Hendrickson .... trainee assistant director
Edney Hendrickson .... trainee assistant director
George Jeffery .... second assistant director: second unit
Jonnie Katz .... additional assistant director (as Jonathan Katz)
Katrina Lee .... trainee assistant director
Nick Lopez .... trainee assistant director (as Nicolas Lopez)
Jeff Muhsoldt .... trainee assistant director
Craig Newman .... trainee assistant director
Kim Palmen .... trainee assistant director
Andrew M. Robinson .... second assistant director (as Andrew Robinson)
Jodi A. Tario .... trainee assistant director (as Jodi Tario)
Mark Wallace .... first assistant director: second unit
Tim Cushen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jennifer Haufler .... trainee assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Rob Ballantyne .... storyboard artist
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Rob Bonney .... construction foreman
J. Tracy Budd .... set dresser
Mike Butt .... location leadman
Carlos Caneca .... leadman
Chris Deeley .... key greensman
Chris Deeley .... set dresser: second unit
David DiCorpo .... location leadman
Terry Edwards .... buyer
David Evans .... on-set dresser
Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez .... props buyer (as Anne-Marie Ferney-Tellez)
Fred Fitzpatrick .... sign shop foreman
Kevin Forstner .... assistant head carpenter
Mike Franklin .... set dresser
Paul Greenberg .... graphic designer
James Halpenny .... construction coordinator (as Jim Halpenny)
Stephen Hayes .... set dresser
David Hirschfield .... set designer
Kevin Hughes .... location leadman
Michael Huschka .... assistant property master: second unit
Brian Kelnick .... labor foreman
Sal Larizza .... labor foreman
Michael Madden .... set designer
Steve Middlebrook .... lead greensman (as Steven Middlebrook)
Steve Middlebrook .... set dresser: second unit (as Steven Middlebrook)
Brad Milburn .... assistant art director
Yassara Monteleone .... assistant art director
Russell Moore .... set designer
Elizabeth Moran .... art department coordinator
John Moran .... assistant art director
Annie Morin .... head mold maker
Dennis Nam .... art department apprentice
Ian Nelmes .... key scenic artist
Bob Newman .... shop foreman
Mike Newton .... labor foreman
Donal O'Donaghue .... location leadman (as Donal O'Donoghue)
Greg Pelchat .... property master: second unit
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
Marlene Rain .... buyer
Dana Richardson .... set dresser
Steve Romolo .... location leadman
Randy Ross .... head painter
Robert Shipman .... assistant on set dresser
Keith Sly .... lead set dresser
Odetta Stoddard .... buyer
Martin Thomas .... head painter
Paul To .... art department apprentice
Gordon White .... set designer
Toni Wong .... prop assistant
Stephanie Yarymowich .... key scenic artist
David Orin Charles .... fourth set decoration buyer (uncredited)
David DiCorpo .... lead hand carpenter (uncredited)
Jae Pak .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Ken Sinclair .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert S. Smith .... on-set carpenter (uncredited)
Paul Vernon .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sean Paul Armstrong .... cableman (as Sean Armstrong)
David Barnaby .... foley editor
David Bell .... boom operator: second unit (as Dave Bell)
Carlie Bergman .... sound recordist
Dave Bihldorff .... sound recordist
Stan Bochner .... dialogue editor
Steve Castellano .... post-production sound supervisor: second unit
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor (as Chic Ciccolini III)
Missy Cohen .... foley editor
David Corcoran .... sound recordist (as Dave Corcoran)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas .... foley supervising editor (as Pam DeMetruis Thomas)
Kenna Doeringer .... adr editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Glen Gauthier .... sound recordist: second unit
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
George A. Lara .... foley engineer
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant sound editor (as Katherine Miller)
Eytan Mirsky .... sound effects editor
Branka Mrkic .... sound effects editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer: New York
Angela Organ .... assistant adr editor
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
John J. Thomson .... production sound mixer
Tony Volante .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Deborah Wallach .... adr supervising editor
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Travis Call .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mark Rose .... adr editor (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Fletcher .... assistant special effects
Brad Larkin .... special effects technician
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
Lisa Pacitto .... special effects shop key
David Reaume .... special effects technician
Peter Sissakis .... special effects technician
Stani Veselinovic .... special effects key
Stephen Wallace .... special effects rigging key
Steve Carbajal .... special effects water truck driver (uncredited)
Ray Comiso .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Walter Klassen .... specialty props (uncredited)
Drew Longland .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Shane Million .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Cameron Patterson .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... compositing supervisor: & Company
Mannix Bennett .... digital matte painter: Digital Domain
Nancy Bernstein .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Domain
Josh Bolin .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Kevin Bouchez .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Chris Boyce .... digital artist: & Company
Todd Boyce .... cg effects animator: Digital Domain
Dan Cobbett .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Sean Devereaux .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Yann Doray .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Daniel Favini .... digital matte painter: Digital Domain
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain
John Fraser .... visual effects concept artist: second unit
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: & Company
Scott Gastellu .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Chris Gelles .... visual effects executive producer: & Company
Gregory Gelles .... head of technology: & Company
Metin Gungor .... digital matte painting lead: Digital Domain
Jonah Hall .... technical developer: Digital Domain
Heather Elisa Hill .... visual effects production coordinator: Digital Domain
Jamison Huber .... visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain
Todd Isroelit .... visual effects producer: Digital Domain
David Isyomin .... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Dag Ivarsoy .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Gabriella Urbina Kalaitzidis .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Gabriella Kalaitzidis)
Bonnie Lemon .... digital effects 2d coordinator: Digital Domain
Carlos D. Lemus .... digital effects animator: Digital Domain
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Brandon McNaughton .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Stephen Mitchell .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Colleen Murphy .... digital effects 3d coordinator: Digital Domain
Melanie Okamura .... cg modelling lead: Digital Domain
Adam Osterfeld .... digital artist: & Company
Brian Peyatt .... digital production manager: Digital Domain
Peter Plevritis .... technical developer: Digital Domain
Darren Poe .... compositing supervisor: Digital Domain (as Darren M. Poe)
Linda Renaud .... assistant visual effects editor: Digital Domain
Todd Sarsfield .... color grader: Digital Domain
Som Shankar .... 3d integration artist: Digital Domain
Devin Uzan .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Andrew Waisler .... computer graphics supervisor: Digital Domain (as Andy McGrath Waisler)
Debra Wolff .... visual effects editor: Digital Domain
Chris Wood .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Christopher Wood)
Craig Cannon .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Chad E. Collier .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Rafael Colon .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Scott Edelstein .... on-set supervisor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Joe Farrell .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jamieson Fry .... digital artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Molly Hansen .... visual effects business affairs (uncredited)
Christopher Holsey .... scan record supervisor (uncredited)
Evan Jacobs .... digital department manager: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Robert Liscombe .... dustbuster (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Robert McInnis .... 2d manager: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Scott Ross .... general manager: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Anthony Ruey .... technical assistant (uncredited)
Brad Smith .... render i/o administrator (uncredited)
Tess Spaulding .... system administrator (uncredited)
Kelby Thwaits .... dustbuster (uncredited)
Shin-Yee Yau .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rob Bell .... stunts
Brad Bennett .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunts
James Binkley .... stunts
Donovan Boucher .... stunts
Tebor Brosch .... stunts
Stuart Clark .... stunts
Dean Copkov .... stunts
Dexter Delves .... stunts
Joel Harris .... stunts
Chris Johnson .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... boxing coordinator
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Jim Lyttle .... stunts (as Jim Lytle)
Rob MacDonald .... stunts
Egerton Marcus .... stunts (as Eggerton Marcus)
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Christopher McGuire .... stunts (as Chris McGuire)
Duncan McLeod .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Shawn C. Orr .... stunts (as Shawn Orr)
Rick Parker .... stunts
Nick Powell .... boxing choreographer
Nick Powell .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Robert Racki .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
Kevin Rushton .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
Mark Taylor .... stunts
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Dave Van Zeyl .... stunts
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Liise Keeling .... horse wrangler (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety (uncredited)
John Stead .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Adams .... grip
Ian Anderson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Neil Andrews .... rigging grip best boy (as Mongo Andrews)
Zena Bielewicz .... camera loader (as Marzena Bielewicz)
Sean Bourdeau .... best boy grip
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Craig Bulmer .... electric
Morgan Carpenter .... generator operator: second unit
Don Caulfield .... electric
Robert Cochrane .... dolly grip
Tony Dubreuil .... rigging grip
Roy Elliston .... key rigging grip
Richard Emerson .... key grip
John Ferguson .... rigging gaffer
Jay Fortune .... gaffer
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator: "b" camera
Candide Franklyn .... steadicam operator
Darcy Gasparovic .... second loader
Barry Goodwin .... rigging gaffer
Jesse Green .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rich Green .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Duane Gullison .... electric
Michael Hall .... camera operator: "e" camera (as Mike Hall)
John B. Harper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as John Harper)
Kelly Hearns .... video assist
Jeff Heintzman .... grip
Keith Hlady .... camera operator: "c" camera
Glen Keenan .... director of photography: second unit
David Kellner .... rigging gaffer (as Dave Kellner)
George Kraychyk .... still photographer
Martin Lake .... grip
Rick Leger .... technocrane technician
Walter Lipscombe .... best boy grip: second unit
Tim Lovell .... rigging best boy
Peter Luxford .... camera operator: "d" camera
Peter Luxford .... camera operator: second unit
Marvin Macina .... electric
Ari Magder .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Mark Manchester .... key grip: second unit
David McKane .... loader: second unit (as Dave McKane)
Robert McRae .... gaffer (as Bob McRae)
Michael Meagher .... second assistant camera: second unir
Andrew Medicky .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ron Muise .... rigging grip
Mark Nener .... first assistant camera: "e" camera
Anthony Nocera .... assistant video assist operator
Anthony Nocera .... video assist operator: second unit
John O'Boyle .... best boy electric: second unit
Norman O'Halloran .... gaffer: second unit (as Norm O'Halloran)
Norman O'Halloran .... rigging gaffer (as Norm O'Halloran)
André Ouimet .... rigging grip (as Andre Ouimet)
Ken Pickett .... dolly grip: second unit
Doug Reid .... best boy (as Douglas G. Reed)
Peter Schalakowskyj .... rigging grip
Larry Smith .... electric
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera: "d" camera
Kirsta Teague .... third loader
Paul Thompson .... video assist operator
Rachael Thompson .... second assistant camera: "e" camera
Salvatore Totino .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robert Vigus .... grip
Hugh Young .... generator operator
Jaclyn Young .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Elizabeth Caruana .... third loader and assistant camera: dailies (uncredited)
Scott Cowan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Alex Dawes .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
William Engel .... grip (uncredited)
Roger Finlay .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Diane Kerbel .... casting: Canada
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Crystal Kramer .... casting assistant (as Crystal Proctor)
Michelle Lewitt .... casting associate
Paul Shikata .... extras casting assistant: set (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Bronson .... costume supervisor
Michael Castellano .... dresser
Christina Cattle .... dresser
Carole Costello .... set costume supervisor: second unit
Ian Drummond .... extras coordinator
John Girouard .... wardrobe assistant
Lindsay Jacobs .... costume supervisor
Andrea Knaub .... costumer
Marjorie McCown .... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles (as Marjorie McCowan)
Sara Schilt .... costume buyer
Luis Sequeira .... assistant costume designer
Gayle Franklin .... extras costume set supervisor (uncredited)
Loreen Lightfoot .... milliner (uncredited)
Trelawnie Mead .... costume dyer/breakdown (uncredited)
Douglas J. Stewart .... costume textile artist (uncredited)
Ahmad Zargaran .... head cutter (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Guy Barresi .... assistant editor
Kent Blocher .... second assistant editor
Steve Bowen .... color timer
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Luis Freitas .... trainee assistant editor
Irene Kassow .... first assistant editor
Robert Komatsu .... first assistant editor
Brigitte Rabazo .... assistant editor: Toronto
Ben Estrada .... digital colorist assistant (uncredited)
George Missor .... assistant editor: EPK (uncredited)
Dave Muscat .... telecine suite operator (uncredited)
Mila Patriki .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Martha Pike .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
George Budd .... music consultant
Brian Dixon .... music recordist
William Elliott .... orchestrator
Tom Hardisty .... music recordist (as Tom Hardesty)
Tim Lauber .... music recordist
Dan Lieberstein .... temp music editor
Adam Michalak .... music recordist (as Adam Mickalak)
Leslie Morris .... music contractor
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
Patrick Spain .... music recordist
Armin Steiner .... orchestra recordist
Thomas Vicari .... music scoring mixer (as Tommy Vicari)
Jesse Voccia .... digital audio
Michael Zainer .... assistant music editor
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Greg Loskorn .... scoring technician (uncredited)
Tim Rodier .... music preparation (uncredited)
Tom Steel .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Bill Talbott .... scoring technician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Norman Henderson .... transportation coordinator
John Hiltz .... picture car captain
Stuart Hughes .... head driver
Stuart Hughes .... transportation coordinator: second unit
Scott Magee .... picture car coordinator
Scott Magee .... picture car coordinator: second unit
Paul Marshall .... driver co-captain
John Ozlins .... transportation captain (as John Ozolins)
Robert Tenaglia .... transportation captain: second unit
John Coles .... driver: Brian Grazer (uncredited)
Jennifer Mccormack .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Dave Wilson .... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nick Alachiotis .... boxing trainer
Kevin Alakas .... second assistant accountant
Errol Alcott .... physiotherapist: Mr. Crowe
Gerry Alfonso .... payroll accountant
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Luc Bernard .... assistant accountant
Michelle Berrigan .... third assistant accountant
Joe Biggins .... supervisor: inflatable extras
Peter Bird .... assistant location manager
David Blacker .... location set production assistant
Eva Burkley .... assistant: Mr. Hallowell
Mark Carroll .... security
David M. Chisholm .... assistant production coordinator
Meredith Chislett .... assistant: Ms. Zellweger
Dean Copkov .... boxing trainer
Patrick Davis .... location set production assistant
Mike DeLisa .... consultant
Judy Dickerson .... dialect coach (as Judi Dickerson)
Melanie Donkers .... assistant: Mr. Howard
Angelo Dundee .... consultant
Rafael Fernandez-Stoll .... production assistant
Harold Francis .... location set production assistant
David Franklin .... location set production assistant
Paul Franklin .... location set production assistant
Dimas Freitas .... security
Christine Fuller .... stand-in
Wayne Godfrey .... set supervisor
Wayne Anthony Gordon .... boxing trainer (as Wayne Gordon)
Matt Graver .... location set production assistant
Peter Heller .... consultant
Kaitlin Jacobs .... location set production assistant
Brian Jagersky .... boxing trainer
Keith Large .... location manager
Tori Larsen .... production assistant: second unit
Vair Macphee .... production coordinator
Jennifer Markowitz .... production assistant (as Jen Markowitz)
Mark McFadden .... assistant location manager: second unit
Dirk McLean .... stand-in
Greg McMaster .... assistant location manager
Alex McNaughton .... assistant location manager
Mary Milovac .... location set production assistant
Brad Moore .... stand-in
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
Jack Newfield .... consultant
David Oliver .... stand-in
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Stacia Peters .... assistant to producers
Tracey Phillips .... second assistant accountant
Diane Pitblado .... dialect coach
Anna Rane .... script supervisor
Kyra Rattray .... location set production assistant
Miguel Raya .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Lynne Redding .... adr group coordinator
Robin M. Reelis .... production coordinator: second unit
Michelle M. Robeson .... production assistant
Keith Rodger .... assistant: Mr. Crowe
Raquel Rose .... production assistant
Andrew Rosen .... asset/clearances
Andrew Rosen .... product placement
Michelle K. Smith .... production secretary
Thana Spillios .... script supervisor: second unit
John Teixeira .... location set production assistant
Jodie Thornber .... chef: By David's
Elaine Thurston .... production accountant
Suzanne Wasserman .... consultant
Mindy Weissman .... assistant to producers
Devin White .... third assistant accountant
Stewart White .... set medic
Neil Wilcox .... location production assistant: second unit
Claire Adamson .... stand-in (uncredited)
Maria Belperio .... lead hand (uncredited)
Melissa Binder .... textile artist: USA (uncredited)
Kelly Brown .... assistant: Penny Marshall (uncredited)
Cathy Coulson-Alfonso .... accounting trainee (uncredited)
Tracy Fedak .... third assistant accountant (uncredited)
Gayle Franklin .... extras set supervisor (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Steve Holt .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Brad Ling .... on-set caterer (uncredited)
Dahla MacKenna .... child care (uncredited)
Sari Miettinen .... key craft service (uncredited)
Tania Mills .... intern set production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Miningham .... film researcher (uncredited)
Jane Mowbray .... on-set caterer (uncredited)
Richard G. Orozco .... pre-production office assistant (uncredited)
Anthony David Pace .... location representative (uncredited)
Jules Pereira .... inflatables technician (uncredited)
Monica Perez Gelbman .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
John Rakich .... daily location production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Esther Scannell .... construction accountant (uncredited)
John Shone .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Sutton .... fire safety (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Wayne Penford .... the filmmakers gratefully thank: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
Jim Roc .... the filmmakers gratefully thank: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
 
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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton and Mark Wahlberg were all considered for the role of Jimmy BraddockSee more »
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Errors in geography: In a shot of Joe Gould sitting in his car, you can clearly see the leaves of a palm tree reflected in the automobile's window. This scene takes place in the New York/New Jersey area, where there are no palm trees.See more »
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Joe Gould:Attaboy! Keep him busy!
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115 out of 143 people found the following review useful.
James J. Braddock: Gladiator of the Great Depression, 3 June 2005
Author: lavatch from Twin Cities, Minnesota

"Cinderella Man" deserves to be placed alongside other great biographical films dealing with the lives and times of great boxers. Such films include "Raging Bull," "The Joe Louis Story," "Ali," "The Hurricane," and "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story."

These films share in common not just a documentary-like approach to boxing or a superficial biopic. They also portray the human side of a modern gladiator and the culture that produced him. In the case of "Cinderella Man," we are given a detailed and heart-rending portrait of the Great Depression in American. The story of the gentleman pugilist James J. Braddock is the backdrop to the larger drama of Americans' struggle in the 1930s.

Russell Crowe provides a brilliant interpretation of Braddock, capturing the decency of a man whose career as a boxer would appear to have peaked at just the wrong time prior to the Crash of 1929. After that momentous event, Braddock's boxing went into decline just like the lives of millions of Americans. The scenes of Braddock and his family living in squalid conditions and with uncertainty about such basics as heat and electricity were carefully developed in the film. Renée Zellweger was outstanding as Mae, the caring but feisty wife of Braddock. Paul Giamatti was also excellent as Braddock's handler-manager, Joe Gould. Joe tries to keep up appearances by sporting fancy clothes. But in one revealing scene in the film when we see the interior of Joe's ostensibly swanky apartment, there is no fancy furniture other than a dowdy table and some flimsy deck chairs. Everyone is reeling from the Depression. In the depiction of the massive unemployment, the "Hoovervilles" of the homeless residing in Central Park, and the desperate need for Americans for an optimistic icon like Braddock to raise their spirits, the film truly captured the tragedy of the Great American Depression.

The film's director Ron Howard emphasized close-ups throughout the film with uneven results. In many of the boxing sequences, the close-ups and rapid editing made it difficult tell the fighters apart. The close-ups continued even into the domestic scenes and the outdoor sequences depicting Braddock working as a longshoreman. The film's dark cinematography conveyed the bleakness of the Depression years, but it worked against bringing out the buoyant spirit of Braddock himself and the optimism that he instilled in others. As a director, Howard's strength is not in film artistry or technique. As apparent in this and other films, his gift lies in narrative storytelling and the development of dramatic character.

Indeed, the characters and the story were the strong points of "Cinderella Man." Much credit should go to Cliff Hollingsworth for a screenplay that included thoughtful dialogue, humor, and multi-dimensional characters. Daniel Orlandi also merits praise for the brilliant costumes that helped to recreate the period of the early 1930s.

But the heart of this film experience is Russell Crowe's screen portrayal of Braddock. It was the colorful sportswriter and raconteur Damon Runyan who coined the nickname of "Cinderella Man" for Braddock. However, the real James J. Braddock was more than lucky. It was his strength of character in and out of the ring that captivated America. One of the most moving scenes of the film was a heated argument between Braddock and his wife Mae where Braddock insists that even in the most difficult of times, he would refuse to be separated from his children. As a boxer, he was fearless. But he demonstrated even more courage in fighting for family values—a lesson from which we can learn a great deal today in reflecting on this sensitive film.

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