- 1hr 38m
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Chuck takes a small subject and turns it into a basic redemption story, and as such it has some merit. Not much, but just enough.
Falardeau, who made his mark with the Oscar-nominated teacher-student tale Monsieur Lazhar, again brings real tenderness to his portrait of a man in trouble.
The ‘I could have been a contender’ brand of sports movie gets a twist in this tasty, if minor-key, biopic.
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Did You Know?
- Chuck Wepner was the real life inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's character Rocky Balboa.
- Chuck Wepner served his prison time in East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, NJ, not Northern State Prison in Newark, NJ, as depicted in the movie. This is where he met Sylvester Stallone while filming "Lock Up" in 1989.