Sunday, October 15, 4:30 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie, screen 2
Directed by: Phillipe Falardeau
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Jim Gaffigan, Ron Perlman and Naomi Watts
USA / 2016 / Drama/Biography / 14A for coarse language, substance abuse, graphic violence / 98 min.
“Liev Schreiber is top-notch in the lead role in this funny, sad and warm cautionary tale.” – Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
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 ride 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.