Film: Million Dollar Baby
"Working the bag, boss."
A 2004 film directed by Clint Eastwood
Margaret Fitzerald (Hilary Swank
) is a down-and-out waitress striving for a better life. So she does what all down-and-out waitress do to help herself out - she learns how to box. The first portion of the movie deals with Margaret training herself at the Hit Pit trying to get Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood
) to train her into becoming a credible boxer. She eventually succeeds and is able to get Frankie and another trainer and former boxer Eddie Dupris (Morgan Freeman
) to warm up to her.
After a good deal of training she enters into the world of professional women's boxing and becomes a remarkable fighter. Eventually the movie takes a turn for the worse.
Noted for its strong characters and interesting storyline, the film won four Oscars.
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