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A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

The Untold Story of the Inspiration for Rocky Balboa

Chuck
Release date
August 30 2017
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 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.
Cast

Jim Gaffigan ... John Stoehr

Liev Schreiber ... Chuck Wepner

Michael Rapaport ... John

Pooch Hall ... Muhammed Ali

Elisabeth Moss ... Phyliss

Ron Perlman ... Al Braverman

Naomi Watts ... Linda

Chuck Australian Classification
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Campbell Films
IFC Films

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