James "Jim" Braddock (Russell Crowe) is a washed-up fighter who somehow rises back to the top of the world circuit in the 1930s. He's the Cinderella Man, a source of hope for those in the Great Depression.
Jim Braddock: Max, my wife Mae. Max Baer: You are far too pretty to be a widow. Jim Braddock: That's not nice, Max. Not nice. Come on. Max Baer: On second thought, maybe I can comfort you after he's gone. Joe Gould: Hey, I said shut your goddamn mouth, you punk!
Jim Braddock: For two hundred and fifty dollars I would fight your wife! Joe Gould: Now you're dreaming Jim Braddock: ...and your grandmother, at the same time. Joe Gould: Teeth in or teeth out? Jim Braddock: Take 'em out! Joe Gould: Then you're dead, you're down, you're gone, no chance! Jim Braddock: Two hundred and fifty bucks? Joe Gould: Two hundred and fifty bananas! Jim Braddock: Joey!