Million Dollar Baby (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Clint Eastwood Frankie Dunn
Hilary Swank Maggie Fitzgerald
Morgan Freeman Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Jay Baruchel Danger Barch
Mike Colter Big Willie Little
Lucia Rijker Billie 'The Blue Bear'
Brian F. O'Byrne Father Horvak (as Brian O'Byrne)
Anthony Mackie Shawrelle Berry
Margo Martindale Earline Fitzgerald
Riki Lindhome Mardell Fitzgerald
Marcus Chait
Joe D'Angerio
Morgan Eastwood
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Sport
Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Clint Eastwood; Paul Haggis
Writer F.X. Toole; Paul Haggis
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 12 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Clint Eastwood's 25th film as a director, Million Dollar Baby stands proudly with Unforgiven and Mystic River as the masterwork of a great American filmmaker. In an age of bloated spectacle and computer-generated effects extravaganzas, Eastwood turns an elegant screenplay by Paul Haggis (adapted from the book Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner by F.X. Toole, a pseudonym for veteran boxing manager Jerry Boyd) into a simple, humanitarian example of classical filmmaking, as deeply felt in its heart-wrenching emotions as it is streamlined in its character-driven storytelling. In the course of developing powerful bonds between "white-trash" Missouri waitress and aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), her grizzled, reluctant trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), and Frankie's best friend and training-gym partner Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman), 74-year-old Eastwood mines gold from each and every character, resulting in stellar work from his well-chosen cast. Containing deep reserves of love, loss, and the universal desire for something better in hard-scrabble lives, Million Dollar Baby emerged, quietly and gracefully, as one of the most acclaimed films of 2004, released just in time to earn an abundance of year-end accolades, all of them well-deserved. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Viewing Date 2005
Index 1559
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/15/05
Purchase Price $17.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition (Widescreen Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 012569593237
Chapters
Release Date 7/12/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen