The Fighter

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The Fighter is a 2010 film about the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Directed by David O. Russell. Written by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson.
Every dream deserves a fighting chance.

Micky Ward

  • [after seeing the size of his opponent] He did not just get off the fuckin' couch. If he did, I'm gonna buy a couch like that.
  • You didn't give a fuck if I got killed by Mungin; now, all of a sudden, you're worried Sanchez is gonna hurt me? Why? I mean, come on, Dick. 'Cause you're stuck in here and can't be the center of attention no more?
  • What are you doing, running in here like a silverback fucking gorilla?
  • [to Dickie] Why can't you just shut up and be happy for me? I spent the last ten years of my life in bad fights set up by you and Alice. I finally got a good thing going for me and you can't be fuckin' happy for me? Why?
  • [pointing at each member of his family] I'm the one fighting, okay? Not you, not you, and not you.

Dickie Eklund

  • [to Micky] Are you like me? Was just good enough to fight Sugar Ray? Never had to win, did I? You gotta do more in there. You gotta win a title. For you, for me, for Lowell. This is your time, all right? You take it. I had my time and I blew it. You don't have to. All right? You fuckin' get out there, and use all the shit that you've been through, all the shit we've gone through over the fuckin' years, and you put it in that ring right now. This is yours. This is fuckin' yours.
  • It's not fuckin' ladylike to be shoutin' in the street like this, all right?
  • Who used to be the pride of Lowell? Right here. [points at himself] Who's the pride of Lowell now? [points at Micky] Right there.

Charlene Fleming

  • That's the movie you wanted to see? There wasn't even any good sex in it. Had to read the whole fuckin' movie. Fuckin' subtitled. Some guy from a road crew recommended it to you, a fuckin' subtitled movie?
  • Oh, stop callin' me an MTV girl, whatever the fuck that means.
  • Don't call me a skank. I'll rip the nasty hair right outta ya fuckin head!

Alice Ward

  • We're not talking about his trainer, sweetheart! We're talking about his manager. That's me!

Other

  • Wolfie: This ain't any anti-Cambodian thing. White people do this to other white people, which is what makes the world go around.

Dialogue

Mickey Ward: Alice, this is Charlene.
Charlene Fleming: Hi.
Alice Ward: I've heard a lot about you.
Charlene Fleming: Really? I've heard a lot about you too.
Alice Ward: What's that supposed to mean?
Charlene Fleming: Same thing you meant.

Alice Ward: I'm sorry. I don't know who you are. Why are you talking?
Charlene Fleming: I'm Charlene. We just met. We're together. Do we need to do this again? Hi, I'm Charlene.

Dickie Eklund: [in reference to Charlene saying that Sugar Ray Leonard slipped] Hey, Mick, you think I knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard?
Mickey Ward: You went ten rounds. One of the best to ever do it. He couldn't hurt you. You were my hero.
Dickie Eklund: I was. I was.

Phyllis 'Beaver' Eklund: [about Charlene] I heard she's into three-ways.
Sherri Ward: Yeah, with other girls.
Cathy 'Pork' Eklund: Yeah, like one of those MTV Girls.
Alice Ward: MTV g... What're you talkin' about?
Cathy 'Pork' Eklund: Wild.
Cindy 'Tar' Eklund: She acts all fuckin soo-perior 'cause she went to college.

Dickie Eklund: [in reference to Charlene saying that Sugar Ray Leonard slipped] hey Mick Do you think I knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard?
Mickey Ward: Yeah, sure I do. You were the pride of Lowell. You were my hero, Dicky.
Dickie Eklund: I was. I was.

Neary Trainer: [during the press conference] In fact, we expected a much better fighter.
Mickey Ward: I'm just grateful to be here and have the opportunity. Thank you, guys, for the shot.
Reporter: Shea, who DO you respect as a fighter, and who'd you like to fight next?
Shea Neary: I plan on moving right through Micky Ward tomorrow, moving on to other great fighters, like Gatti. Yeah, I believe Gatti and I'd make a great match.

Alice Ward: I know, George, you think I don't know anything, but I know people.
George Ward: I KNOW you know people.
Alice Ward: And that Sal Lanano banana fucking thing - we don't need that in our lives!

Alice Ward: What are you doing opening your mouth in my kitchen? You owe me $200.
Sherri Ward: I said I was gonna pay you next week.
Alice Ward: I don't want another word outta you!

Mickey Ward: I don't have a girlfriend, all right? I... I like you. I came here because I don't wanna show my face in Lowell. I told everybody I was gonna win that fight and get back on track. I told my daughter I was gonna get a bigger apartment so she could move in. You don't think I wanted to call you? I was embarrassed. I mean, I'm sick of bein' a fuckin' disappointment. I...
Charlene Fleming: You really think your family's lookin' out for you?

Mickey Ward: [about his sisters] Don't use their nicknames.
Charlene Fleming: Rather not fuckin' call 'em anything.

Cast

External links

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