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The Fighter (2010)

  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 143,448 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 17 December 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 116 min
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The Fighter (2010)

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  • IMDb page: The Fighter (2010)
  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 143,448 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 17 December 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 116 min
  • Filming Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
  • Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $129,190,869(Worldwide)(31 March 2011)
  • Director: David O. Russell
  • Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Michael Brook   
  • Soundtrack: So Into You
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Boxer | Boxing | Bartender | Lowell Massachusetts | Boxing Match

Writing Credits By:

  • Scott Silver (screenplay) and
  • Paul Tamasy (screenplay) &
  • Eric Johnson (screenplay)
  • Paul Tamasy (story) &
  • Eric Johnson (story) &
  • Keith Dorrington (story)

Known Trivia

  • Matt Damon and Brad Pitt were previously attached to play Dicky Eklund, but the role went to Christian Bale.
  • Darren Aronofsky was previously attached to direct but left the production to work on Black Swan.
  • Michael Fassbender auditioned for a role.
  • Emily Blunt turned down a role.
  • Art Ramalho’s gym is the actual Lowell West End Gym and not a set. This is in fact where Micky Ward trained and is still a functioning boxing gym to this day.
  • The big fight filmed in Lowell at The Tsongas Arena had over 200 “dummies” (props – not people) in the audience to help fill up the stands.
  • Christian Bale reportedly lost weight to achieve the very thin frame of Dicky Eklund by eating very little. He even went missing for hours at a time in preparation for his role.
  • Richard Farrell, who plays one of the HBO camera men in the film, is essentially playing himself. Farrell is a filmmaker and news camera man who directed the award-winning HBO documentary High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell about Dicky Eklund.
  • In the film, Christian Bale plays Dicky Eklund, who is 7 years older than his half-brother Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg. In reality, Wahlberg is 3 years Bale’s senior.
  • Mark Wahlberg sent the script to Martin Scorsese hoping he would direct but Scorsese turned it down.

Goofs: Factual errors: During the Shea Neary/

Plot: A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. Full summary »  »

Story: The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.Written by anonymous  


Synopsis: As a welterweight from the wrong side of the tracks, Dickie Eklund is the pride of working class Lowell, Massachusetts. Living in his shadow is his half-brother and sparring partner Micky Ward. It’s part of the Irish pride to let Dickie lead the way and win a championship belt first. However, after suffering a humiliating defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard, Dickie plunges into a nightmare of crack addiction, violence and prison. His family’s hopes are crushed in the wake of Dickie’s demise. Like a real life Rocky, Micky fights on his own terms and pulls his family out of despair with his meteoric rise in the ring. Freshly paroled Dickie finds redemption training his little brother, now known as "Irish" Micky Ward, for his Welterweight Championship bout with Shea Neary.


Dick Eklund (Christian Bale) sits on a sofa in 1993 and talks to the camera about his boxing career and fight with Sugar Ray Leonard. His brother Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) sits beside him and Dick says Micky is a boxer also but has a different style.

At a crossroads the two brothers work preparing asphalt for paving. Dicky jokes around for a camera crew. Dicky and Micky walk through a neighborhood of Lowell, MA followed by a HBO camera crew. They greet and joke with a variety of locals and shopkeepers. Micky is serious, Dicky playful and goofy.

Micky is at a gym waiting for Dicky to train. An older man, a cop Micky O’Keefe (as self) steps in to help. Mother Alice Eklund (Melissa Leo) arrives and tells O’Keefe to get out, it is Dicky’s job, the two argue. Dicky is smoking up with friends, he is two hours late before he runs off to the gym. Micky works the speed bag on his own as Dicky arrives panting. Dicky tells the camera crew Micky has lost three in a row. They train, Alice and Dicky reminisce about the Leonard fight.

The whole family is at a bar, Alice and her daughters explain who is who in the large family of Eklunds and Wards. At a bar Micky eyes the attractive bartender Charlene (Amy Adams). They chat and a gallant Micky asks her out for Saturday, when he returns from a big televised fight in Atlantic City.

Micky goes to see his daughter at his ex’s house, she is very bitter as it is not a regular visit day. He tells the young girl Casey this next fight will be his big break and he will get a bigger apartment.

Everyone is ready to leave in the stretch limo but Dicky is missing. They stop off at a green house, Dicky has been using drugs and has lost track of time. Alice knocks on the door and Dicky tries to duck out the back window. The family has a squabble in the backyard, Dicky slugs his step father George Ward (Jack Mcgee) and Micky is exasperated.

In Atlantic City the promoter says the planned opponent has had to cancel because of the flu but there is a replacement. The other fighter is 19 pounds heavier but supposedly poorly trained, Micky is hesitant but Dicky assures him it will be OK. In the ring Micky is battered and beaten badly by the larger man.

The gang run into a dapper Sugar Ray Leonard who greets Dicky politely but makes a quick exit to get away from him. A promoter, Mike Toma, offers Micky a chance to come and train in Las Vegas and receive a monthly paycheque. Micky sits forlornly as the rest of entourage drink up in the stretch limo on the way home, they put down the Vegas idea.

Back home, Alice says she will find a better fight next time, Micky goes into hiding with a heavily bandaged face. He watches old home movies. Charlene comes looking for him demanding to know why she was stood up for their date. Micky takes her to a suburban movie complex where they suffer through a boring art flick. He then says he was embarrassed to lose and show his face in Lowell. They kiss.

Three weeks later Alice looks for Micky, one of the seven sisters tells Alice he is with the tramp from the bar, they all disparage Charlene.

Alice finds Dicky at the green crack house, she is in tears as Dicky tries to cheer her up. they both sing "I started a joke…" song. Micky has Charlene over to meet the family as Alice and Dicky arrive at the house. The women start bickering right away. Alice has a new fight lined up at Foxwoods for $17500 but Micky and Charlene appear set to go their own way.

Dicky talks with the gang at the crack house on some scheme to get $200 ea from 10 people, they turn him down.

Charlene shows off her high jump skills to a happy Micky. At night Dicky observes a street walker pick up a trick. He pretends to be a cop but is chased by real cops. There’s a street fight and wild melee, Micky comes to help and the brothers are arrested and Micky’s hand is hurt.

Dicky is arraigned on muliple charges while Micky is released, his right hand in a cast. Dicky is sent to jail and is walked to his cell to the chants of the other prisoners. Micky is depressed and tells Charlene he is finished fighting, but she convinces him to meet a new manager.

Dicky is in his cell and goes through the DT’s as he withdraws from his drug addiction. Micky works as a roofer, his hand heals. Dicky is feted as the guest of honour at a prison showing of the HBO special. It turns out the documentary "Crack in America" is about him as a pathetic drug addict and not as a plucky boxer striving for a comeback. Micky phones his ex-wife to not let his daughter watch the show about her uncle but the ex gleefully allows Casey to see the grim story unfold on the screen. At the Ward/Eklund house the family are stunned by the show, they don’t let Dicky’s son watch. It finally hits a nerve with Dicky and he turns off the TV to angry jeers from his fellow inmates. Charlene comes over to Micky’s to commiserate. Dicky is depressed.

Early the next morning Micky slips out to go to the gym, under O’Keefe’s guidance. Music video training montage, Micky trains on the streets, Dicky trains in prison also. O"Keefe introduces Micky to Sal Nanano (Frank Renzulli), the deal is no Dicky no Alice. They will start small, start local.

Alice is furious at George for cutting her out as Manager. The seven sisters and Alice pile into a car and head to Charlene’s, blaming her for the breakup. As Micky and Charlene engage in loving foreplay the angry women arrive. There’s a hair-pulling cat fight on the porch, Micky tells his family to f*** off and slams the door.

Micky gets his game face on for his next fight, his robe labelled "Irish Micky Ward". In round 4 he batters his opponent and wins easily. Several more victories follow as Micky is "back in the saddle again".

In prison Dicky trains hard himself to stay in shape. Micky visits and they discuss the next fight with the heavily favoured Sanchez, Dicky says Micky is being used as a stepping stone. Micky leaves upset but Dicky gives him parting advice to hit to the body with his left.

Alfonso Sanchez from Mexico is undefeated and highly touted on HBO. The fight starts and Sanchez hits Micky hard. After five rounds everyone thinks the fight should be stopped. By the eighth round the beating continues and Micky is dropped but manages to get up. Alice describes the action to Dicky over the phone. Suddenly Micky lands a heavy kidney shot with his left and Sanchez drops like he was shot, Micky wins!

In the locker room eveyone is jubilant. Sal comes in with big time promoter Mike Toma who says Micky has earned a title shot and congratulates him on his strategy.

Dicky is released from prison and meets his son and Alice outside the gates. They go to the gym to see Micky training. The welcomes are initially warm and friendly, the seven sisters arrive with a cake. Then an argument starts, Charlene and O’Keefe demand Dicky leave, Alice and Dicky say Micky needs them. Micky wants them all to get along but Charlene and O’Keefe storm out. Then, in sparring Micky brutally knocks Dicky to the mat, as Alice comes to his aid Micky cries out that Dicky has always been the mother’s favourite.

Dicky walks away with the cake, he approaches the green crack house with his old drug buddies gathered outside. They greet him and expect a return to old times but Dicky pauses, gives them the cake and moves on. He goes to Charlene’s house to talk. She fills the air with expletives to get him to leave but finally agrees to talk. Dicky acknowledges they hate each other but Micky needs them both, Charlene finally begrudgingly agrees. Micky shows up and hugs Charlene as Dicky continues walking away down the street.

Now the two brothers train well together as Dicky pushes Micky hard.

The family is in London for the weigh-in for the big WBU welterweight title fight with Shea Neary. The undefeated Neary and his manager diss Micky and his abilities at the press conference, Micky glowers at them but doesn’t return the trash talk.

Micky enters the arena to the crowd boos Dicky singing along and pumping up his younger brother. Neary follows to the cheers of his adoring home crowd. In the ring Neary starts fast and batters Micky, who covers up and absorbs the punishment. In the 7th round Micky is knocked to the canvas but gets up at the bell and Dicky revives him in the corner. Dicky gives him a motivational speech to push him to do better than he ever did. A determined Micky gets up and starts taking the battle to Neary. The two men trade punches, finally Micky connects and down goes Neary! He gets up but again is quickly knocked down, Micky wins by TKO! The crowd is stunned as Micky’s entourage celebrate.

Back on the sofa in front of the camera, Dicky proudly talks about his kid brother Micky, sitting beside him.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Darren Aronofsky known as executive producer
  • Dorothy Aufiero known as producer
  • Lou DiBella known as associate producer (as Louis DiBella)
  • Keith Dorrington known as executive producer
  • Ken Halsband known as co-producer (as Kenneth Halsband)
  • David Hoberman known as producer
  • Eric Johnson known as executive producer
  • Ryan Kavanaugh known as producer
  • Todd Lieberman known as producer
  • Paul Tamasy known as producer
  • Tucker Tooley known as executive producer
  • Leslie Varrelman known as executive producer
  • Mark Wahlberg known as producer
  • Jeff G. Waxman known as co-producer (as Jeff Waxman)
  • Bob Weinstein known as executive producer
  • Harvey Weinstein known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Mark Wahlberg known as Micky Ward
  • Christian Bale known as Dicky Eklund
  • Amy Adams known as Charlene Fleming
  • Melissa Leo known as Alice Ward
  • Mickey O'Keefe known as Mickey O'Keefe
  • Jack McGee known as George Ward
  • Melissa McMeekin known as 'Little Alice' Eklund
  • Bianca Hunter known as Cathy 'Pork' Eklund
  • Erica McDermott known as Cindy 'Tar' Eklund
  • Jill Quigg known as Donna Eklund Jaynes
  • Dendrie Taylor known as Gail 'Red Dog' Eklund
  • Kate B. O'Brien known as Phyllis 'Beaver' Eklund (as Kate O'Brien)
  • Jenna Lamia known as Sherri Ward
  • Frank Renzulli known as Sal Lanano
  • Paul Campbell known as Gary 'Boo Boo' Giuffrida
  • Caitlin Dwyer known as Kasie Ward
  • Chanty Sok known as Karen
  • Ted Arcidi known as Lou Gold
  • Ross Bickell known as Mike Toma
  • Sean Malone known as Wolfie
  • José Antonio Rivera known as Gilberto Brown aka Jose
  • Richard Farrell known as HBO Cameraman #1
  • Matthew Muzio known as HBO Cameraman 2
  • Steven Barkhimer known as HBO Producer
  • Art Ramalho known as Himself
  • Sugar Ray Leonard known as Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Jackson Nicoll known as Little Dicky
  • Alison Folland known as Laurie Carroll
  • Sean Patrick Doherty known as Jimmy (Laurie's Husband) (as Sean Doherty)
  • Sue Costello known as Becky
  • Thomas Benton known as Businessman
  • Ray Greenhalge known as Ray Ramalho
  • Tino Kimly known as Pran
  • Epifanio Melendez known as Carlos Garcia
  • Jeremiah Kissel known as Bald Businessman
  • Sean Eklund known as Man in Diner
  • Roeun Chea known as Chan
  • Brian A. Nguyen known as Brian
  • Rikki Kleiman known as Court Clerk
  • Michael Dell'Orto known as WBU Commissioner
  • Paul Locke known as Reporter #1
  • Kim Carrell known as Reporter #2
  • Colin Hamell known as John Hyland
  • Dale Place known as Referee Micky Vann
  • Eddie Lee Anderson known as Referee Joe Cortez
  • Bonnie Aarons known as Crackhead Bonnie
  • Joe Lupino known as Referee Mitch Halpern (as Joseph Lupino)
  • Walter Driscoll known as Court Officer
  • Matt Russell known as Photo Guy On Street
  • A. Joseph Denucci known as Man on Street #1
  • Dicky Eklund known as Man on Street #2 (as Richard A. Eklund)
  • George Michael Ward known as Man on Street #3
  • Jack Greenhalge known as Man on Street #5
  • Kevin Paige known as Man on Street #6
  • David A. Ramalho Sr. known as Trainer
  • Ziad Akl known as Inmate
  • Simon Hamlin known as Movie Patron
  • Gerald Greenhalge known as Uncle Jerry
  • Matthew Russell known as Running Kid #1
  • Tommy Eklund known as Running Kid #2
  • Rita Mercier known as Woman on Street #1
  • Deborah Bolanger known as Woman on Street #2
  • Kerry Moore known as Woman on Street #3
  • Philip D. Herbert known as Micky's Cutman
  • Raul Vera known as Sanchez Trainer
  • Jack Lally known as Neary Trainer
  • Carlos L. Smith known as Sugar Ray Leonard Bodyguard
  • Jerrell Lee known as Fight Spectator #1
  • Hugh Long known as Fight Spectator #2 (as Hugh K. Long)
  • Catherine Lynn Stone known as Fan
  • Eric Weinstein known as Micky's Friend
  • Bo Cleary known as Cop
  • Anthony Molinari known as Neary
  • Peter Cunningham known as Mike 'Machine Gun' Mungin
  • Miguel Espino known as Alfonso Sanchez
  • Anthony 'Ace' Thomas known as Castillo
  • Brian Christensen known as Drunk Guy
  • Jen Weissenberg known as Drunk Girl
  • Michael Buffer known as Fight Announcer
  • Larry Merchant known as Fight Announcer
  • Jim Lampley known as Fight Announcer
  • Emanuel Steward known as Fight Announcer
  • Roy Jones Jr. known as Fight Announcer
  • George Foreman known as Fight Announcer
  • Don Dunphy known as Fight Announcer
  • Luisa Diaz known as Ring card girl
  • Ronald Diberto known as Man with Guitar
  • Mandy Domingues known as Falling Ring girl
  • Danielle Druz known as Lowell Mass Girl
  • Lindsay Marie known as Audience Member (as Lindsay Hanzl)
  • Ron Shimshilashvili known as Fight Fan
  • Barry Ace known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Diana Afonso known as Ringside Extra (uncredited)
  • Charlie Alejandro known as Movie Patron (uncredited)
  • Mel Alejandro known as Visitor at House of Corrections (uncredited)
  • Cindi Alex known as Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
  • Clyde Anthony known as Collins (uncredited)
  • Kt Baldassaro known as Mother with Children (uncredited)
  • Joseph Basile known as Inmate Prisioner (uncredited)
  • Joseph Bianchi-Coppola known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Brina known as Ringside Fan (uncredited)
  • Jodie Brunelle known as VIP Spectator (uncredited)
  • Katelyn Cahill known as Shamrock Girl / Reporter at Press Conference (uncredited)
  • Al Conti known as Larry Merchant (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Corazzini known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • D.W. Cormier known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • Max Cross known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Ryan Cultrera known as Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
  • Lee Cunningham known as (uncredited)
  • Shawn Patrick Curley known as Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
  • Tommy Dallace known as Johnny Thunders (uncredited)
  • Christopher J. Davis known as Visitor at House of Corrections (uncredited)
  • Richard DeAgazio known as District Attorney (uncredited)
  • Kevin DeCoste known as Autograph Boy (uncredited)
  • Anthony DiBartolomeo known as Fight Spectator #3 (uncredited)
  • Shawn Doherty known as Road Crew Co Worker #2 (uncredited)
  • Uke Doiron known as Spectator (uncredited)
  • James Donnelly known as Donut Shop Patron (uncredited)
  • Ger Duany known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Alexandra East known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Susan Farese known as British Press Reporter (uncredited)
  • Shawn Fogarty known as Ringside Reporter / Gym Fight Spectator / Courtroom Attendee / Pedestrian / Precision Driver (uncredited)
  • Evan Fonseca known as Sports Photographer (uncredited)
  • John Franchi known as VIP (uncredited)
  • Luke Francis known as Boxer (uncredited)
  • Ryan Gleason known as Road Crew Co Worker (uncredited)
  • Frankie Imbergamo known as Prison Guard (uncredited)
  • J Parker Kent known as London Fight Security (uncredited)
  • Kimko known as Referee (uncredited)
  • Jeffery Kincannon known as Security for Micky Ward (uncredited)
  • David A. Kirsch known as TV News Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Ren Knopf known as Spectator / Tuxedoed Brit (uncredited)
  • Deme Lane known as Brenda (uncredited)
  • Justin James Lang known as Prisoner Background (uncredited)
  • Dennis Lauricella known as Boxing Referee (uncredited)
  • Michael Marchand known as Ring Official (uncredited)
  • C.R. Marchi known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • Rob Marin known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • Dan Marshall known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Jeff Martineau known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Vanessa McCaffrey known as Lowell Girl (uncredited)
  • Tricia Clift McCrone known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Kenn Medeiros known as Dad of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Thomas Olson known as Fight Photographer (uncredited)
  • Bernie Ongewe known as Boxer (uncredited)
  • Richard Pacheco known as Ringside Patron (uncredited)
  • Jim Patton known as Ringside VIP (uncredited)
  • Henry Penzi known as Road Crew Co Worker (uncredited)
  • Stuart Pollock known as Guy in Bar (uncredited)
  • Americo Presciutti known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • David Pulson known as Inmate (uncredited)
  • Carrie Ann Quinn known as Vegas VIP (uncredited)
  • Eric Ryan known as Lowell Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Megan Sacco known as Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
  • Salvatore Santone known as Young Micky Ward (uncredited)
  • Victoria Saunders known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • James Shalkoski Jr. known as Dep. R Sztuka – Prison Guard (uncredited)
  • Joseph Siriani known as Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • Briggon Snow known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Kevin Stanton known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • David Struffolino known as Boxing Ring Photographer (uncredited)
  • Seamus Towle known as Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
  • J.T. Turner known as Fight Fan (uncredited)
  • Vinnie Varon known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Billy 'V' Vigeant known as Kevin Slattery (uncredited)
  • Micky Ward known as Himself (uncredited)
  • Lindsey Warm known as Lowell Mass Girl (uncredited)
  • Hunter Wilichoski known as Casino Kid (uncredited)
  • Josh Woolstenhulme known as Extra (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Allan A. Apone known as key makeup artist: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Allan Apone)
  • Kristen Barry known as hair stylist
  • Ben Bornstein known as additional makeup artist
  • Adam Brandy known as makeup artist: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Elizabeth Cecchini known as hair stylist
  • Cheryl Daniels known as key hair stylist
  • Rebecca Frye known as makeup artist
  • Tricia Heine known as key makeup artist
  • Jeri La Shay known as makeup artist
  • Marsha Lewis known as hair stylist: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Brenda McNally known as hair stylist
  • Donald Mowat known as makeup department head
  • Joe Rossi known as additional makeup artist
  • Emma C. Rotondi known as hair stylist
  • Lori Sanders known as hair stylist: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Johnny Villanueva known as hair department head
  • Rob Fitz known as makeup artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • David H. Allen known as property master
  • I. Javier Ameijeiras known as illustrator (as Israel Javier Ameijeiras)
  • Beth Anderson known as assistant props
  • Mark Bailey known as set dresser
  • Abel Barbour known as set dresser
  • Mychael Bates known as additional photography
  • Mychael Bates known as property master: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Paul D. Bausemer known as carpenter
  • Alix Belleville known as art department production assistant
  • Stephen Brady known as set dresser
  • Eric Bridges known as carpenter
  • David Bringas known as construction coordinator: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Edgar Bringas known as propmaker gangboss: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Chris Centola known as set dresser
  • Garret Christensen known as art department production assistant
  • David Colantuoni known as construction foreman
  • Patrick Colantuoni known as carpenter
  • Ralph Contrado known as camera scenic artist
  • Melissa Cooperman known as assistant props
  • David Costello known as scenic artist
  • William Costello known as set dresser (as Will Costello)
  • Daniel J. Courchaine known as key scenic artist (as Dan Courchaine)
  • Stefan Couture known as set dresser
  • T. Barrett Curtin known as assistant props
  • Chad R. Davis known as on-set dresser (as Chad Davis)
  • Chad R. Davis known as set dresser: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Chad Davis)
  • Rob Dew known as set dresser (as Robert Dew)
  • Romina Diaz-Brarda known as scenic artist
  • Jaima Fogg known as assistant props
  • Michael Garcia known as set dresser: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Zack Gorman known as local leadman
  • Robert Grbavac known as stand-by painter: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Rebecca Greene known as set dresser
  • Matt Harrington known as set dresser
  • Lori Hruska known as scenic artist
  • Jacob Kane known as set dresser
  • Eugenia Hope Magann known as construction production assistant
  • Dave Major known as assistant props
  • Michael McClenegham known as stand-by painter: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Melissa B. Miller known as art department coordinator
  • Steve Molle known as carpenter
  • Brenden Morisson known as set dresser
  • Kim Nelson known as scenic artist
  • Richard 'Rocky' Nichols known as assistant property master: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Rocky Nichols)
  • Craig S. Pasco known as scenic artist (as Craig Pasco)
  • Julia Pasternak known as art department production assistant
  • John Pungitore known as set dresser (as John M. Pungitore)
  • Kevin L. Raper known as graphic designer (as Kevin Raper)
  • David Rickson known as scenic artist
  • Jeremy Rosenstein known as assistant art director
  • Lee Ross known as lead scenic: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • John Ryder known as set dresser
  • Grant Samson known as leadman
  • Grant Samson known as leadman: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Gene Serdena known as set decorator: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Craig Shannon known as art department production assistant
  • Kurt Smith known as construction coordinator (as Kurt L. Smith)
  • Amy R. Strong known as shopper/buyer (as Amy Strong)
  • Ryan Sztuka known as props assistant
  • Jack Thompson known as carpenter
  • Michael Timman known as set dresser: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Roger Van Deusen known as set dresser
  • Jesus G. Villasenor known as labor foreman: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Colin Walsh known as set dresser
  • Ryan Webb known as assistant property master
  • Gaston Wurth known as props: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Dan Fraga known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Christopher Sawtelle known as set dresser (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Closest to the Hole Productions
  • Fighter
  • Mandeville Films
  • Park Entertainment, The (post-production)
  • Relativity Media
  • Weinstein Company, The

Other Companies:

  • 424  sound re-recording
  • Abel Cine Tech  camera equipment provided by
  • Ann & Mario Catering  catering
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  production insurance provided by
  • Cast and Crew  payroll services
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cinema Mechanics  grip and lighting equipment
  • Cleared By Ashley  clearances
  • Dimension Sound  sound editing
  • EMS Payroll  extras payroll (uncredited)
  • Final Word, The  group adr casting
  • Fujifilm  film prints released on
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • High Output  grip and lighting equipment
  • Hula Post  editing systems
  • Insurance Brokers of California  production insurance provided by
  • International Film Guarantors  completion guaranty provided by
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Loop Squad, The  group adr casting
  • Lotus Post  adr recording
  • Monster Remotes  remote heads
  • Moore Transport Services  transportation provided by
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Movie Movers  transportation
  • NES Rentals  Condors provided by
  • New Act Travel  travel provided by
  • Orbit Digital California  editorial services by
  • POP Sound  adr recording
  • Park Entertainment, The  sound post-production
  • Pfaff Protective Group  cast security
  • Relativity Music Group  soundtrack
  • Rich King Casting  extras casting
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Stone Management  product placement
  • Technicolor Creative Services  digital intermediate
  • Technicolor-JRS Productions  foley (as JRS Productions)
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • Union Bank of California Entertainment Finance Group  production financing provided by (as Union Bank Entertainment Finance)


  • A-Film Distribution (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Alliance Films (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Bazuca Films (2011) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Diamond Films (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • GAGA (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD) (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2011) (France) (theatrical)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Pioneer Films (2010) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Senator Film (2011) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Village Roadshow Greece S.A. (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2010) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • CatchPlay (2010) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Deltamac Entertainment (2011) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Imagem Filmes (2011) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Momentum Pictures (2010) (UK) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Odeon (2011) (Greece) (DVD) (blu-ray)
  • Paradise Group (2010) (Russia) (all media)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Pinema (2010) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Senator Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
  • TriPictures (2011) (Spain) (all media)
  • Valentim de Carvalho Multimédia (2011) (Portugal) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Comen VFX (visual effects)
  • Creative Initiative Make-Up & FX Studio (prosthetic cast designer)

Visual Effects by:

  • Peter Allendale known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Kenneth Armstrong known as graphic artist: Comen VFX
  • Floyd Burks known as scanning and recording: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Tim Carras known as visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
  • Joshua D. Comen known as visual effects producer (as Josh Comen)
  • Brandon Criswell known as compositing lead: Comen VFX
  • Hugo Dominguez known as rotoscope artist: Comen VFX
  • Scott Drost known as scanning and recording: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Daniel Durand known as operations: Comen VFX
  • Ashley Farber known as data manager: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Trey Freeman known as digital restoration artist: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Don Henry known as data manager: Technicolor Creative Services
  • John Herndon known as scanning and recording: Technicolor Creative Services
  • John Kearns known as digital restoration artist: Technicolor Creative Services (as John D. Kearns)
  • Gary Laurie known as matchmove artist: Comen VFX
  • Elizabeth Marriner known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Jonathan Mecenas known as scanning and recording: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Todd Mitchell known as scanning and recording: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Ellery Ortiz known as matchmove artist: Comen VFX
  • Michael J. Parker known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Ron Perez known as data manager: Technicolor Creative Services
  • David Philogene known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Lori Raskin known as digital restoration artist: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Doug Richardson known as scanning and recording: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Bonnie Stern known as controller: Comen VFX (as Bonnie G. Stern)
  • Brad Sutton known as digital restoration artist: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Wilson Tang known as digital restoration artist: Technicolor Creative Services
  • George Zidd known as data manager: Technicolor Creative Services
  • Jason Heinze known as digital artist: Comen VFX (uncredited)
  • Mia Lavezzi known as digital restoration artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 10 December 2010 (limited)
  • Philippines 15 December 2010
  • Canada 17 December 2010
  • USA 17 December 2010
  • Israel 30 December 2010
  • Singapore 6 January 2011
  • Greece 20 January 2011
  • Australia 27 January 2011
  • Iceland 28 January 2011
  • Ireland 2 February 2011
  • UK 2 February 2011
  • Brazil 4 February 2011
  • Spain 4 February 2011
  • Sweden 4 February 2011 (Göteborg International Film Festival)
  • Denmark 10 February 2011
  • Indonesia 10 February 2011
  • Portugal 10 February 2011
  • Bulgaria 11 February 2011
  • Estonia 11 February 2011
  • Mexico 11 February 2011
  • Turkey 11 February 2011
  • Argentina 17 February 2011
  • Uruguay 19 February 2011
  • Russia 23 February 2011
  • Czech Republic 24 February 2011
  • Hungary 24 February 2011
  • Kazakhstan 24 February 2011
  • Norway 25 February 2011
  • Venezuela 25 February 2011
  • Malaysia 3 March 2011
  • Peru 3 March 2011
  • Italy 4 March 2011
  • Lithuania 4 March 2011
  • Poland 4 March 2011
  • France 9 March 2011
  • Hong Kong 10 March 2011
  • Sweden 11 March 2011
  • Netherlands 24 March 2011
  • Panama 25 March 2011
  • Japan 26 March 2011
  • Belgium 30 March 2011
  • Germany 7 April 2011
  • El Salvador 14 September 2012

MPAA: Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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