This biopic is less idealistic than Rocky, which is also based on the life of Chuck Wepner. Chuck (Liev Schreiber) is living on the edge between being a fighter and an enforcer. I thought the relationships with both of his wives (Elizabeth Moss and Naomi Watson) were engaging. Unfortunately, after his fighting successes, his involvement with drugs lead him down an ill-fated path.
A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who had a once in a lifetime bout with Muhammad Ali that would inspire the film, Rocky (1976).
Chuck Q & A
|Principle Cast||Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Naomi Watson|
|Screenwriter||Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl|
|Run Time||98 minutes|
|Genre||Biography, Drama, Sport|
|Premier||Venice Film Festival 2016|