Corrected entry: In one of Braddock's early fights in the film, as his mouthpiece is being removed, his "missing tooth" was not blacked out.
Corrected entry: When Braddock and Gould take their wives out to dinner, Max Baer sends them a bottle of champagne. When the waiter brings it over, everyone, including Braddock can see that the bottle is already open, yet he continues to tell the waiter not to open the bottle, that they will instead take it home with them.
Corrected entry: When Braddock runs into Baer when he is taking his wife out to dinner, Baer insults Mae. She throws a drink in his face. He uses a napkin to wipe his face off. The shot goes to Mae, and then back to Baer, where his face is suddenly dripping again.
Corrected entry: There's a scene where Braddock talks about a dream he had where he is having dinner with Mickey Rooney. The year is 1933. In 1933 no one really knew who Mickey Rooney was. He had been in a popular kid's series called "Mickey McGuire", but he would not become famous until the late '30s.
Corrected entry: After the Depression has hit the Braddock family hard, Jim and Mae are furious to learn that their son stole meat from the butcher to help feed the family. Despite their poverty, Jim chides the son for taking what is not his. Later in the movie, however, we see Mae and the children tearing off boards from a billboard sign near their home to use for firewood. Isn't that considered stealing as well?
Corrected entry: "Hooverville" is shown to be in Central Park. NYC's "Hooverville" is on the west side on empty land next to the Hudson River.
Corrected entry: They are struggling to constantly pay the bills, however, throughout the movie part of the great depression, the Braddock family will randomly have new clothes. The best example of this is when Mae goes to go talk to Gould at his apartment and suddenly she has a new hat. Sure, Gould had just given them $175 so that Jim could train, but I doubt that Mae would have wasted that money on a new hat for herself.
Corrected entry: During the Great Depression part of the movie it is constantly mentioned that they are unable to pay their electric bill, however all the lights in the Braddock house are almost always on. They would use them sparingly so that they would have a lower bill to pay. (There needs to be light in order to see the characters in the movie.)
Deliberate mistake: To make Jim Braddock look more heroic, Max Baer is portrayed as being very mean and hateful. In fact, the real Max Baer was an extremely pleasant man who was devastated when Frankie Campbell died after fighting him. Many boxing historians and sportswriters have complained about this inaccurate depiction of Baer.wizard_of_gore
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