|Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Written by: Paul Haggis
Produced by: Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, Tom Rosenberg
Production year: 2004
Original release: December 15, 2004
Running time: 2 hours, 17 minutes
Other cast: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm’s length, except his old friend and associate Eddie “Scrap Iron” Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) arrives in Frankie’s gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri. Eventually, he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both.