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In Philippe Falardeau’s CHUCK, Liev Schreiber gives an unforgettable performance as the real-life, embattled New Jersey boxer Chuck Wepner. Known as the “Bayonne Bleeder,” Wepner’s famous bout with Muhammad Ali went on to inspire Sylvester Stallone to create the character of Rocky Balboa. But Wepner’s life was not the stuff of Hollywood dreams, with a never-ending parade of legal, economic, and marital struggles seeming to dog his every turn. Set on the mean streets of Bayonne and filled with reminders of a bygone New Jersey, CHUCK is the story of a man overcoming the odds, and his own demons.
Monika Bacardi, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Carl Hampe, Liev Schreiber, Michael Tollin
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Elizabeth Moss