Cinderella Man, starring Russell Crowe, was no different. My best friend who saw it in the theatre told me to go see the film and I said I would wait for it on DVD. I wish I hadn't waited and I learned a very valuable lesson.
Even a phone throwing liberal idiot can make a movie with a conservative theme.
Crowe is James Braddock, a 1930's era boxer struggling to make ends meet. With the Great Depression in full force, Braddock's fortunes take a turn for the worse when he breaks his hand in a bout. With little income to support his family, he reluctantly turns to the government for welfare. His struggles to find work continue for years when he finally decides to get back in the ring to earn money. Surprisingly to all he's almost twice the fighter he was and faces the Heavyweight Champion Max Baer in the film's conclusion.
Oh and that welfare check he received? He paid it back. Every last penny. A lot different than today, huh?
This clip puts Rocky music to the Cinderella Man fight scenes. Pretty cool.