Million Dollar Baby
Troubled by the painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time--then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. Despite overwhelming odds Maggie's gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. Unwilling at first, Frankie is eventually won over by Maggie's sheerdetermination and agrees to take her on. Soon, the two discover that they share a common spirit that transcends the pain of their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they've ever known. Renowned producer/director/actor Clint Eastwood received Academy Awards for best picture and director in the follow-up to his highly acclaimed feature, "MysticRiver". Hilary Swank earned the Academy Award for best actress and Morgan Freeman delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Frankie's friend who looks after the gym.