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Million Dollar Baby -- A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.

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Writers (WGA):
Paul Haggis (screenplay)
F.X. Toole (stories)
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Release Date:
28 January 2005 (USA) See more »
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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.
Plot:
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 80 wins & 61 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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'

Brían F. O'Byrne ... Father Horvak (as Brían O'Byrne)

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 (as Joe d'Angerio)

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
Louis Moret ... Ref #2 (as Dr. Louis Moret)

V.J. Foster ... Ref #3
Jon D. Schorle II ... Ref #4

Marty Sammon ... Ref #5

Steven M. Porter ... Ref #6
Ray Corona ... Ref #7

Ming Lo ... Rehab Doctor

Miguel Pérez ... Restaurant Owner (as Miguel Perez)

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 T. Finney ... Irish Fan #1

Spice Williams-Crosby ... Irish Fan #2

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Alioto ... Las Vegas Fight Fan (uncredited)

Nina Avetisova ... VIP Girl (uncredited)

Michael Bentt ... Boxer (uncredited)

Bruce Gerard Brown Jr. ... Boxer (uncredited)

Jude Ciccolella ... Hogan (uncredited)
Marc De'Antone ... Fight Manager #2 (uncredited)

Kimberly Estrada ... Perez (uncredited)
Christopher Gilbertson ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Adolfo Jimenez ... Irish cheerer (uncredited)

Guillermo Jorge ... Cutman (uncredited)

Sean LoGrasso ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Robert McMurrer ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)

Sean O'Kane ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Ricky Pak ... Las Vegas Bout Timekeeper (uncredited)

Mar Party ... Irish Fan (uncredited)

Vladimir Rajcic ... Yugoslavian Judge (uncredited)
Michael Saglimbeni ... Fan (uncredited)

Bobby Silva ... Boxer (uncredited)

McKay Stewart ... Sparring Boxer (uncredited)

Mariam Vardani ... Fan (uncredited)
Jaerin Washington ... Jamaican Boxer Cornerman (uncredited)

Jason Williams ... Las Vegas Fight Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul Haggis (screenplay)

F.X. Toole (stories from Rope Burns)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Paul Haggis .... producer
Robert Lorenz .... executive producer
Gary Lucchesi .... executive producer
Robert Moresco .... co-producer (as Bobby Moresco)
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Albert S. Ruddy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
 
Casting by
Phyllis Huffman 
 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
 
Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Hopper 
 
Makeup Department
Deena Adair .... hair stylist
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist (as Jan Alexander)
Nancy Hancock .... makeup artist (as Nancy Worthen-Hancock)
Tania McComas .... key makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell .... key hair stylist
Jay Wejebe .... makeup artist
Buffy Zerefski .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tim Moore .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Carroll .... second second assistant director
Ryan Craig .... additional second assistant director (as Ryan D. Craig)
Robert Lorenz .... first assistant director
Donald Murphy .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant property master
William A. Barry III .... swing gang (as William Barry)
Brian Bilson .... on-set dresser (as Brian K. Bilson)
Bradley B. Blasdel .... swing gang
Pam Cartmel .... art department coordinator
Alexander Ferency .... construction labor foreman
Chuck Herrmann .... assistant property master
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... standby painter
Rickey Johnson .... on-set dresser
Gary A. Lee .... set designer
David Leon McCardle .... swing gang
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Joseph G. Pacelli Jr. .... set designer (as Joseph G. Pacelli)
Enrico Paronelli .... paint foreman
Sandra Renfroe .... swing gang (as Sandi Armstrong Renfroe)
Mike Rutgard .... swing gang (as Michael S. Rutgard)
Kenny Sanford .... construction general foreman
John Schacht .... leadperson (as John A. Schacht)
Michael Sexton .... property master (as Mike Sexton)
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plaster supervisor (uncredited)
Christine Fegley .... set painter (uncredited)
David Christopher Johnson .... assistant to production designer (uncredited)
James R. Lord .... carpenter (uncredited)
Scott Nifong .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Robert Silcock .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Bub Asman .... co-supervising sound editor
Christopher Boyes .... re-recording mixer
William Cawley .... first assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley)
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... supervising dialogue editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Joe Divitale .... foley editor (as Joseph B. Divitale)
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Juno J. Ellis .... adr supervisor
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator (as Jonathan Lee-Ger Fuh)
Tony Gray .... sound utility
David Grimaldi .... sound effects editor (as Dave Grimaldi)
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor
Bruce Lacey .... sound effects editor
Brian Magerkurth .... sound mix technician (as Brian D. Magerkurth)
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Morrell .... adr assistant editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Blu Murray .... assistant sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Michael Semanick .... re-recording mixer
Tony Sereno .... sound mix technician
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
David Wolowic .... assistant sound editor
Vincent Cirilli .... pro tools engineer (uncredited)
Sean England .... digital archivist (uncredited)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Steve Mann .... sound editor (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... additional sound recordist (uncredited)
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Paul Virostek .... additional sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Riley .... special effects coordinator (as Steven Riley)
Dominic V. Ruiz .... special effects
H. Barclay Aaris .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Ante Dugandzic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... digital opticals producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio (uncredited)
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title (uncredited)
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects artist: pacific title digital (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Minerva Adams .... stunts
Michael Bentt .... stunts (as Michael A. Bentt)
Tamara Bossett .... stunts
Christina Cox .... stunts
Daniele Doobenen .... stunts
Kimberly Estrada .... stunts
Maritza Franco .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts (as Rosine Ace Hatem)
Nick Hermz .... stunts
Mimi Lesseos .... stunts
Cynthia Prouder .... stunts
Bridgett Riley .... stunts
Mikee Stafford .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Boni Yanagisawa .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunts (uncredited)
Joni Podesta .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Stephen S. Campanelli .... steadicam operator
Trevor Carroll-Coe .... camera loader
Bill Coe .... first assistant camera
Ross Dunkerley .... chief lighting technician
Sean Higgins .... rigging gaffer
John Lacy .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bobby McMahan .... second assistant camera (as Robert A. McMahan)
Charles Saldana .... key grip (as Charles Saldaña)
T. Daniel Scaringi .... rigging grip
Doug Wall .... best boy grip (as Douglas L. Wall)
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip
Kevin Barrera .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Buzzy Burwell .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Robert Chinello .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Coe .... camera operator: "a" camera (uncredited)
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jason C. Fitzgerald .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Terry Kramer .... electrician (uncredited)
Roger Meilink .... rigging best boy (uncredited)
Brian Minzlaff .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Morten Petersen .... rigging electric gang boss (uncredited)
Bruce D. Spellman .... grip (uncredited)
Ken Sylvester .... electrician (uncredited)
Andrew Towne .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Susan Grennan .... casting associate
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Geoffrey Miclat .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Culotta .... set costumer
Lynda Foote .... costume supervisor
Sybil Gray .... set costumer
Jennifer Parker .... set costumer (as Jennifer Parker-Stanton)
Cathie Valdovino .... set costumer
Becky Gelbart .... set costumer (uncredited)
Jack Taggart .... head ager and dyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gary Roach .... assistant film editor (as Gary D. Roach)
Kurt Smith .... color timer
 
Location Management
Kokayi Ampah .... supervising location manager
Elisa Ann Conant .... assistant location manager
Luke Ramsey .... assistant location manager
Ptah Shabaf .... assistant location manager (as Ptah S. Shabaf)
Donovan Terranova .... assistant location manager
David Halver .... location consultant: LA (uncredited)
Marta Tomkiw .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kyle Eastwood .... composer: additional music
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Bruce Forman .... musician: guitar
Donald Harris .... music editor
Gennady Loktionov .... special music arranger
Lennie Niehaus .... conductor
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator
Michael Stevens .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Stephen Heinrich .... transportation captain (as Stephen A. Heinrich)
Charles Ramirez .... transportation captain
Robert aaron Brown .... driver (uncredited)
Dillin Craig .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Jim DePue .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Paulie DiCocco III .... driver: Hilary Swank (uncredited)
Robert Gaskill .... personal driver: Mr. Freeman (uncredited)
Roy A. Grace .... driver (uncredited)
John Magoo McGivern .... driver (uncredited)
Kevin Norwood .... driver generator operator (uncredited)
Beau Reed .... driver (uncredited)
John Sagray .... driver (uncredited)
Paul Tumber .... driver: Ms Swank (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mary Aymar .... assistant: Mr. Ruddy
Ilsa Berg .... assistant: Mr. Lucchesi
Shandra Beri .... production aide
Michael Bilog .... assistant production accountant (as Michael I. Bilog)
Judith M. Brown .... studio teacher
Casey Cummins .... production aide
Gerry De Leon .... assistant: Ms. Swank (as Gerry de Leon)
Don Dinkins .... technical advisor: boxing (as 'Boxing' Don R. Dinkins)
Don Familton .... technical advisor: boxing
Jessica Franks .... set production aide
Jason Gondek .... production accountant (as Jason S. Gondek)
Susan Grennan .... set production aide
Susan Hartmann .... assistant production coordinator
Judie Hoyt .... executive: Malpaso (as Judie G. Hoyt)
Nancy G. James .... craft service (as Nancy James)
Eva Jensen .... studio teacher
Michael Judd .... set production aide
Don Kincade .... set production aide (as Donald A. Kincade)
Mable Lawson-McCrary .... script supervisor (as Mable Lawson McCrary)
Deana Lou .... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Lance McDaniel .... assistant: Mr. Ruddy
Rose Mesa .... assistant accountant
Kevin Murray .... production aide
Greg Newman .... production aide
Quentin Pierre .... assistant: Mr. Freeman (as Quentin A. Pierre)
Casey Pond .... craft service (as Casey J. Pond)
Lucia Rijker .... technical advisor: boxing
Grant Roberts .... weight trainer: Ms. Swank
Hector Roca .... technical advisor: boxing
Jenniphur Ryan .... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Gian Sardar .... assistant: Mr. Haggis
Elizabeth Schlater .... assistant: Mr. Rosenberg
Taffy Schweickhardt .... assistant accountant
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator (as Karen E. Shaw)
Michelle L. Shuffett .... medical technical advisor (as Michelle L. Shuffett M.D.)
Miker Stovall .... production aide
Chuck Webb .... set production aide
Doug Burch .... adr voice (uncredited)
Kelli Cardiff .... Inflatable Crowd Coordinator (uncredited)
David Cervantes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cristina Chereneta .... product placement liaison (uncredited)
Joseph Hampton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Lindquist .... voice: boxing announcer (uncredited)
Scooter Perrotta .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Paulina Quaranta .... production office assistant (uncredited)
Diana Taffolla .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Mark Thomason .... stand-in (uncredited)
John Trujillo .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language
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132 min
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Trivia:
Morgan Freeman was originally approached to play the role of Frankie Dunn. But even before Clint Eastwood took on directing and starring roles, he decided to take the part of Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Eddie Dupris claims that a knockout is caused when the neck turns a certain degree after which the human body takes over and shuts itself down for safety reasons. While generally unknown, it is widely believed that a knockout is actually caused by the rattling of the brain against the skull causing severe trauma resulting in a concussion.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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333 out of 491 people found the following review useful.
Sure to be a contender for the Academy's Best Picture of the Year, 16 December 2004
Author: don-355 from Kearny, NJ

Saw "Million Dollar Baby" in Manhattan last night. Clint Eastwood, one of the all-time most famous actors -- and directors -- has more than enough money where he could choose to pull the strings on block-buster, mindless action pictures, ala Jerry Bruckheimer, or comic books. Or, hell, in his twilight years he could just lay back and enjoy his millions. But no. He has chosen instead to make quieter, lower-budget, heart-felt, character driven films like "The Unforgiven" "True Crime" "Mystic River" and now Million Dollar Baby. And the world is a better place for it. Eastwood uses his multiple talents to make films that have something valuable to say. In the emotionally powerful, Million Dollar Baby, he tells an allegorical tale of boxing to subtly express themes of hope, redemption, sacrifice, persistence, and belief in one's self. The movie emphasizes that failure is a more honorable and personally fulfilling trait than never having tried, while also frowning upon laziness and leeching off others. But see the movie and judge for yourself. I personally consider great films as the ones where I leave the theater with a better understanding of human nature, or a desire to improve the world by even a little bit. Eastwood's latest more than succeeds on those counts.

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