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Cinderella Man

Jim Braddock vergaart roem als bokser bij de Grote Depressie, een tijd waarin Amerikanen grote behoefte hadden aan een held om tegenop te kijken

Jim Braddock vergaart roem als bokser bij de Grote Depressie, een tijd waarin Amerikanen grote behoefte hadden aan een held om tegenop te kijken

Cinderella Man (2005) Biography, Drama, History | 144min | 3 June 2005 (USA) 8.0
Director: Ron HowardWriter: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva GoldsmanStars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig BierkoSummary: During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), a.k.a. the Cinderella Man, was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up, and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him - his family - was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, James J. Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor, and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fuelled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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