DVD - 2017
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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. Before all that, Chuck Wepner 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.


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Mar 05, 2018

An average boxing biopic about Chuck Wepner who's claim to fame is being a journeyman boxer who was picked to fight heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a publicity stunt conceived by promoter Don King. Despite being completely overmatched he hung in there to go 15 rounds with the champ. This climatic match is shown in the first half of the movie and the rest of the movie is about the dispiriting dysfunctional behavior of Wepner with friends,family and law enforcement. There is a subplot of Sylvester Stallone lifting his life story for his award winning Rocky which doesn't show the lawsuit Wepner placed against the actor but using the incident to show Wepner's unfair tale of woe. Just okay and kind of slow moving but Liev Schrieber does a good job portraying a clueless lug. The classic movie Requiem for a Heavyweight highlighted through the film along with The Harder They Fall both based on the hardluck story of Primo Carnera are probably better films about a boxing tragedy.

he was known as 'the bleeder.'

Jan 18, 2018

One of the best boxing movies I have ever watched. The movie seems so much like "Rocky" because it was based on Chuck Wepner's life. He may not be remembered by many fight fans, but he may just be best remembered for the movie about his life "Chuck"J!

Jan 16, 2018

A true story of prize fighter Chuck Wepner upon whose life much of the original film Rocky was based on. The life of a prize fighter is not pretty and in this case you might call it amazing. The actors play Sylvester Stallone and Mohamed Ali are stunningly right on. "Chuck", I was rooting for you the entire movie!


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