The Big Picture: Cinderella Man

8:00pm – Thursday, November 26 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

In the film Cinderella Man, the former successful boxer James Braddock (Russell Crowe) loses all his possessions and savings with the crash of the stock market. As a result, his beloved wife Mae Braddock (Renee Zellweger) and their three children face poverty with no food and lack of heat. In 1934, when Jim’s coach and manager Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti) offers to him a chance to return to boxing, he becomes the symbol of hope of hopeless people in a ruined nation.

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