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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Fighter can be found here.
No. The Fighter is a biopic about the life of junior welterweight professional boxer "Irish" Micky Ward from Lowell, Massachusetts. The screenplay was written by screenwriters Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson. There is a book based on Micky Ward's life and career See here.
An HBO documentary film crew did follow the real Dicky Eklund. While the title of the documentary in the film is Crack in America the real title was High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell (1995). Unlike the depiction in The Fighter, the real documentary followed two additional crack addicts from Lowell, Massachusetts in addition to Eklund. One of them, Boo Boo, is also depicted in the film.
'How You Like Me Now?' by The Heavy. The rest of the songs can be found here with scene descriptions.
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