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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  28 January 2005 (USA)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

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Frankie Dunn has trained and managed some incredible fighters during a lifetime spent in the ring. The most important lesson he teaches his boxers is the one that rules life: above all, always protect yourself. In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, Frankie has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time. His only friend, Scrap, an ex-boxer who looks after Frankie's gym, knows that beneath his gruff exterior is a man who has been seeking, for the past 25 years, the forgiveness that somehow continues to elude him. Then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym... Written by Any

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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.

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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28 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$179,953 (USA) (17 December 2004)

Gross:

$100,422,786 (USA) (3 June 2005)
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Trivia

Boxing and kick-boxing champion Lucia Rijker, who also plays the part of Billie "The Blue Bear" in the film, was Hilary Swank's boxing coach. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie is taking her mother to the new home she just bought her, there are palm trees around the other houses in the neighborhood. This scene is supposed to be in a small town in Missouri, where palm trees do not grow. See more »

Quotes

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Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: [Narrating] Only ever met one man I wouldn't wanna fight. When I met him he was already the best cut man in the business. Started training and managing in the sixties, but never lost his gift.
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The Warner Brothers logo is the classic shield version, shown in a color palette (mainly black and white, with a dark green tint) matching the "feel" of the movie, and is static instead of the modern 3D animated sequence. See more »

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Clint, I love you
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been infatuated with Clint Eastwood from the time I saw his first spaghetti western when I was a teenager. I've seen all the movies he's starred in and directed. And I've seen his skills as a storyteller develop, mature and grow. Throughout this period the infatuation remained constant and re-assuring. But today, after viewing 'Million Dollar Baby', I'm totally and completely in love with this man. Clint, his movie, Freeman and Swank deserve to win Oscars in every category for this film. He is a Master of his craft. I want him stick around and do it again and again!.

And I'm in love Hilary too!. She does not act - she becomes!.


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