Chuck

    Genre
    Drama, Sport, Biography
  • Runtime
    101 mins
  • Release Date
    2017
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, CHUCK is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar in this drama from Director Philippe Falardeau, inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who had a once-in-a-lifetime bout with Muhammad Ali that would inspire the film ROCKY.
DIRECTED BY:
Phillippe Falardeau
WRITTEN BY:
Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl
CAST INCLUDES:
Liev Schreiber, Michael Rapaport, Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan

SYNOPSIS

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?

Chuck

    Genre
    Drama, Sport, Biography
  • Runtime
    101 mins
  • Release Date
    2017
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Phillippe Falardeau
WRITTEN BY
Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl
CAST INCLUDES
Liev Schreiber, Michael Rapaport, Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan
Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, CHUCK is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar in this drama from Director Philippe Falardeau, inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who had a once-in-a-lifetime bout with Muhammad Ali that would inspire the film ROCKY.

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?