Release Dates: DECEMBER 15, 2004
Official Websites: milliondollarbabymovie.warnerbros.com
Production Company: Malpaso Productions / Lakeshore Entertainment / Albert S. Ruddy Productions
Boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time, every since a painful estrangement from his daughter–then Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie’s gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The last thing Frankie needs is that kind of responsibility, let alone that kind of risk. But Maggie’s determination, he agrees to take her on.
Both exasperating and inspiring each other, the two come to discover that they share a common spirit that transcends their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they’ve ever known.
Crew: Clint Eastwood (producer and director); F.X. Toole (his stories from Rope Burns); Paul Haggis (screenplay and producer); Tom Rosenberg and Albert S. Ruddy (producers); Robert Moresco (co-producer); Robert Lorenz and Gary Lucchesi (executive producers)
Cast: Clint Eastwood as Frankie Dunn, Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald, Morgan Freeman as Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris, Jay Baruchel as Danger Barch, Mike Colter as Big Willie Little, Lucia Rijker as Billie The Blue Bear, Brian O’Byrne as Father Horvak, Anthony Mackie as Shawrelle Berry, Margo Martindale as Earline Fitzgerald, Riki Lindhome as Mardell Fitzgerald, Michael Pena as Omar, Benito Martinez as Billie’s Manager, Bruce MacVittie as Mickey Mack, David Powledge as Counterman at Diner and Joe D’Angerio as Cut Man
Studio: Warner Brothers
Film Fetish trivia:
Million Dollar Baby is the 25th film in which Clint Eastwood has directed, the 57th film in which he has acted and the 21st he has produced.