Million Dollar Baby

MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004, Warner Brothers) is based on Million Dollar Baby and Frozen Water, two short stories from Rope Burns: Stories From The Corner.  Awards include:

  • Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Directing
  • Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and Best Director
  • ​Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  • AFI Award for Movie of the Year​

​”Frankie Dunn has trained and managed some incredible fighters during a lifetime spent in the ring. The most important lesson he teaches his boxers is the one that rules life: above all, always protect yourself. In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, Frankie has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time. His only friend, Scrap, an ex-boxer who looks after Frankie’s gym, knows that beneath his gruff exterior is a man who has been seeking, for the past 25 years, the forgiveness that somehow continues to elude him. Then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym…”  IMDB

Tough Aint Enough

“Two-Time-Academy-Award-Winning producer, Albert S. Ruddy, tells the lively and touching story of how he fought against all odds to produce some of the most iconic motion pictures and TV shows of all time, including Best Picture winners The Godfather (1972) and Million Dollar Baby (2004) plus The Cannonball Run (1981) and others.”  

Lee Anthony Smith