Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film directed by Ron Howard and produced by Ron Howard, Penny Marshall and Brian Grazer.  The screenplay was written by Cliff Hollingsworth and Avika Goldsman and is based on the biographical story by Cliff Hollingsworth.

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Cinderella Man Movie Poster

Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains intense boxing violence and some language)
Run Time:  2h 24min
Release Date:  June 3, 2005 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Biography, Drama, Sports
Director:  Ron Howard
Studio:  Universal Pictures




Cinderella Man stars Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Canada, Clint Howard, Connor Price and Rance Howard.

Cinderealla man is the story of James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) who is an ex-boxer working as a day laborer during the Great Depression.  His former manager Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti) offers him a one-time boxing slot to fill in for an injured boxer to fight against a rising contender.  After he wins a shocking upset, Braddock goes back into the ring full time, against the wishes of his frightened wife, Mae (Renee Zellweger).  Dubbed “The Cinderella Man” for his rags-to-riches story, Braddock sets his sights on fighting the defending champion, the fearsome Max Baer (Craig Bierko).

Movie Quotes

“If we can’t stay together, that means we’ve lost, that means we’ve given up!” – Jim Braddock 
“Every time you get hit, it feels like I’m getting hit too.” – Mae Braddock

“This isn’t a joke, pal. People die in fairy tales all the time.” – Max Baer

“This time around I know what I’m fighting for… Milk.” – Jim Braddock

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Russell Crowe as James J. Braddock

Renee Zellweger as Mae Braddock

Paul Giamatti as Joe Gould

Craig Bierko as Max Baer

Paddy Considine as Mike Wilson

Bruce McGill as Jimmy Johnston

Rosemarie DeWitt as Sara Wilson

Ron Canada as Joe Jeanette

Clint Howard as Referee #1

Connor Price as Jay Braddock

Rance Howard as Announcer Al Fazin