Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, tom Rosenberg and Paul Haggis.  The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis and is based on the story story Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner by F.X. Toole.  Million Dollar Baby won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005.

Million Dollar Baby | Million Dollar Movie Poster | 2004 | Clint Eastwood | Hilary Swank | Morgan Freeman | Jay Baruchel | Mike Colter | Lucia Rijker | Brian F. O'Byrne | Anthony Mackie | Margo Martindale | Ricky Lindhome | Michael Pena | Benito Martinez | Morgan Eastwood | |
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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language)
Run Time:  1h 31min
Release Date:  December 15, 2004 (USA)
Genre:  Drama, Sports
Director:  Clint Eastwood
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures




Million Dollar Baby stars Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Brian F. O’Byrne, Anthony Mackey, Margo Martindale, Ricky Lindhome, Michael Pena, Benito Martinez and Morgan Eastwood.

Million Dollar Baby is the story of veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) who keeps everyone at arm’s length except for his old friend and associate Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris (Morgan Freeman).  When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) shows up in Frankie’s gym seeking a trainer, he is very reluctant to train a woman boxer but after she shows up every day and asks for his help, he eventually relents and tells her he will show her some things and then she needs to get a real trainer.  The two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both as she moves through the ranks and beats most of her competition.

Movie Quotes

“If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.” – Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris 
“I’ve got nobody but you, Frankie” – Maggie Fitzgerald
“Well, you’ve got me.” – Frankie Dunn

“Frankie, I’ve seen you at Mass almost every day for 23 years. The only person comes to church that much is the kind who can’t forgive himself for something.” – Father Horvak

“Boxing is an unnatural act. Cos everything in it is backwards. You wanna move to the left, you don’t step left, you push on the right tow. to move right, you use your left toe. Instead of running from the pain – like a sane person would do, you step into it.” – Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

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 F. O’Byrne as Father Horvak

Anthony Mackey as Shawrence Berry

Margo Martindale as Earline Fitzgerald

Ricky Lindhome as Mardell Fitzgerald

Michael Pena as Omar

Benito Martinez as Billie’s Manager

Morgan Eastwood as Little Girl in Truck