Trivia: Rosemarie DeWitt, who plays Sarah Wilson a wife of one of the characters in the movie, is the real life granddaughter of Jim Braddock, the subject of the movie. And according to Ron Howard she was able to provide copies of letters her grandfather wrote her grandmother.
Trivia: The man who plays the referee in the fight where Braddock fights Feldman is played by the director's (Ron Howard) brother.
Trivia: Russell Crowe dislocated his shoulder in Sydney whilst training for a boxing scene. The injury delayed the start of the production on the film for two months.
Trivia: All of the dialogue during the fight scene between Braddock and Baer was ad-libbed.
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