Cinderella Man

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Russell Crowe and director Ron Howard repeat the one-two combination that made a winner of A Beautiful Mind with the story of 1930s American boxing hero James J Braddock. A mythical folk figure to millions suffering in the Depression, the journeyman boxer inspired a generation with his never-say-die approach. Craig Bierko packs a villainous punch as heavyweight nemesis Max Baer, though trainer Paul Giamatti and wife Renee Zellweger ensure there's plenty of support in Jimmy's corner.