Plot / Description
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. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar. "Chuck - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films"
Voiceover / Dialog / Script / Spoken Word
Here I am. I'm sorry. Oh! I'm sorry. I'm Kimberly's dad. Pleasure to meet you, Mr. Wepner. You can call me Chuck, or champ. You follow boxing? Uh, no I don't. Oh. You see Rocky? Chuck. You don't know me. How you doin'? Chuck Wepner. Well, you do know me, but you don't know you know me. Once upon a time I was the heavyweight champion of New Jersey, I was the best. Hey, doll! Set my man up with whatever he wants. Some guy named Stallone wrote a screenplay inspired by me. I was like, what? So you're Rocky? I told you you know me. The real Rocky. Everything's gonna be different now, baby. Look, if you wanna keep working, you're gonna have to stay famous. There's more to you than meets the eye, Chuck Wepner. Sometimes, life is like a movie. Sometimes it's better. Oh, Jesus. I wanna take a picture. Look at you, like he's your girlfriend. Come on, just push the button. (Lyrics) You're built like a car You got a hubcap Diamond star halo Get it on Bang a gong Get it on Get it on Bang a gong Get it on Get it on Bang a gong Get it on Get it on Bang a gong Get it on
Based On The True Story Player Hustler Loser Fighter Winner Dreamer Chuck the story of the real rocky balboa Liev Schreiber Naomi Watts Elisabeth Moss Jim Gaffigan Ron Perlman