Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: F. X. Tour, Paul Haggis
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rickel, Brian F. O’Byrne / Anthony Mackie / Margo Martindale / Ricky Lindhome / Michael Pena / Benito Martinez / Bruce MacVittie / David Powledge / Joe D’Angelio
Genre: Drama / Sports / Inspirational / Humanity
Region: United States
Language: English/Irish Gaelic
Released: 2004-12-15 (USA)
Length: 132 minutes
Also known as: Love (Hong Kong) / Climb the Peak (Taiwan) / Million Dollar Baby / Million Dollar Baby / Rope Burns
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 90%
The old Frankie (Clint Eastwood played by Clint Eastwood) is a famous boxing coach, and his apprentice has a brilliant record in the boxing ring. But because he was too devoted to the boxing career and ignored the feelings of his family, the relationship between Frankie and his daughter has been frozen for a long time, and he has also fallen into long-term self-enclosure and depression. One day, Maggie (Hilary Swank), a woman who has a strong interest in boxing, walks into the training hall and asks Frankie to be an apprentice. The firm determination softened Frankie, and he finally decided to train Maggie to be an excellent female boxer. Although the road was very difficult, the two got along with each other tacitly in the training and competition, which made Frankie feel comforted by the family affection in his heart, and Maggie also entered the boxing ring. Courage and dreams let them let go of the pain of the past, and they have new strength in their hearts.
The film won 4 awards at the 77th Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.
“Million Dollar Baby” is a 2004 sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the movie alongside Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. The film tells the story of Maggie Fitzgerald (Swank), a determined but impoverished aspiring boxer who convinces the reluctant boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood) to take her on as his protégée.
The film explores themes of determination, loyalty, and the pursuit of dreams. Swank’s portrayal of Maggie earned her widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
“Million Dollar Baby” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $200 million worldwide and winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor for Freeman. The movie was also praised for its strong performances, well-crafted script, and realistic depiction of the world of boxing.