A Movie in the Afternoon. Every Day.
He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa.
But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match.
It’s the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame-but what happens when your fifteen minutes in the spotlight are up?
Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, Chuck is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Jim Gaffigan and Ron Perlman costar.
"Schreiber continues to sell each moment ... through the entire movie. The Chuck Wepner story is a compelling one - and the performances ensure its place as a sports movie contender."
"Schreiber heads a great cast and gives this real-life Rocky-type punching bag heart and soul."
"The film tells an achingly true story about chasing dreams and letting them slip through your hands, as well as the gravitational forces that cause one's life to seek its own level."
DIRECTED BY Philippe Falardeau
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