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Cinderella Man (2005)

Directed by Ron Howard. Cast: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband. During the Great Depression, an everyday common-man hero, James J. Braddock was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. With the Depression going strong in the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-boxer was seemingly as broken-down and out-of-luck as the rest of the America. Driven by love and determination, he returned to the ring. He did not have much of a shot, but James was fueled by something beyond mere competition. He kept winning and suddenly, the ordinary working man became an icon who carried the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders. Eventually, he rose through the ranks and went on to fight the heavyweight champ, the unstoppable Max Baer. 145 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles:
Conner, Karen "From Man to Myth: A Review of "Cinderella Man"." PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 51 (13), 2006. Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
DeAngelis, Michael. "Cinderella Man: Russel Crowe as Il Diva." Camera Obscura: A Journal of Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 23, no. 67 [1], pp. 47-67, 2008 Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Doherty, Thomas. "Cinderella Man." Journal of American History, Dec2005, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p1095-1097, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Goldman, Michael. "Cinematic Sluggers." Millimeter; May2005, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p16-26, 8p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Jaafar, Ali. "Cinderella Man." Sight & Sound, Sep2005, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p59-60, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Roberts, Rex. "Cinderella Man." Film Journal International, Jul2005, Vol. 108 Issue 7, p103-104, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Zirin, Dave. "Crass Slipper Fits Cinderella Man." In: Visual economies of/in motion: sport and film / edited by C. Richard King & David J. Leonard. New York : Peter Lang, c2006. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S67 V57 2006)

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