“The Goodfellas of boxing movies”
--Norm Wilner, NOW
“A knockout lead performance from Liev Schreiber”
--April Wolfe, Village Voice
LIEV SCHREIBER, ELISABETH MOSS, RON PERLMAN AND NAOMI WATTS STAR IN THE GRIPPING TRUE STORY OF RESILIENCE AND REDEMPTION
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – A fascinating drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, the riveting underdog story CHUCK arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD August 15, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will also be available for sale or rental from cable, satellite and telco providers through IFC Films.
Liev Schreiber gives an extraordinary and committed performance as Chuck Wepner, the man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali and became the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck 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?
CHUCK also stars Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Naomi Watts (The Ring, “Twin Peaks”), and Jim Gaffigan (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”).
The CHUCK Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English, English SDH and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray includes a behind-the-scenes featurette entitled “All About Chuck.”
The CHUCK DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and English and Spanish subtitles.
LIEV SCHREIBER ELISABETH MOSS WITH RON PERLMAN AND NAOMI WATTS
JIM GAFFIGAN MICHAEL RAPAPORT POOCH HALL MORGAN SPECTOR JASON JONES WILLIAM HILL WASS STEVENS
CASTING BY BILLY HOPKINS ASHLEY INGRAM MUSIC BY COREY ALLEN JACKSON COSTUME DESIGNER VICKI FARRELL
PRODUCTION DESIGNER INBAL WEINBERG EDITOR RICHARD COMEAU DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLAS BOLDUC
CO-PRODUCERS ROB VAN NORDEN ANDREA IERVOLINO MONIKA BACARDI
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS STEVEN SHAPIRO LONNIE RAMATI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS AVI LERNER TREVOR SHORT JEFF RICE JEFF FEUERZEIG JOHN THOMPSON MARK GILL
PRODUCED BY MIKE TOLLIN, p.g.a. CARL HAMPE, p.g.a. LIEV SCHREIBER, p.g.a. CHRISTA CAMPBELL LATI GROBMAN
BASED ON THE LIFE STORY OF CHUCK WEPNER
WRITTEN BY JEFF FEUERZEIG & JERRY STAHL AND MICHAEL CRISTOFER & LIEV SCHREIBER
DIRECTED BY PHILIPPE FALARDEAU
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