Mae Braddock: [throws her drink in Max's face]
Jim Braddock: Sorry. Send me the cleaning bill.
Max Baer: Get that boys? Now he's got his wife doing his fighting for him!
Jim Braddock: Yeah. Ain't she something?

Jesus H. Christ! Jesus Mary and Joseph! All the saints and martyrs and Jesus! Did I mention Jesus?

Joe Gould

Reporter: Bob Johnson, Boston Globe. Two days ago, we ran a story about you giving your relief money back. Can you tell our readers why?
Jim Braddock: I believe we live in a great country... a country that's great enough to help a man financially when he's in trouble. But lately, I've had some good fortune, and I'm back in the black. I just thought I should return it.

Jim Braddock: Joe, did you come all this way just to talk about the weather?
Joe Gould: Hey, maybe I was in the neighborhood! Maybe I wanted some fresh air!
Jim Braddock: Joe, this is New Jersey.
Joe Gould: Good point.

Jim Braddock: What're ya doin'?
Howard Braddock: Nothin'. I'm bein' good. I'm bein' quiet. I'm bein' "hayved"

Attaboy! Keep him busy!

Joe Gould

[to Gould] They ought to put your mouth in a circus.

Jimmy Johnston

"In all the history of the boxing game you find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock...” - Damon Runyon

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Two years later Jim Braddock put his title on the line against Joe Louis. Jim knocked him down in the first round, though Louis went on to win the bout. Joe Louis would always call Jim Braddock the most courageous man he ever fought. ... Jim served honorably in World War II... He later owned and operated heavy equipment on the same docks where he labored during the Great Depression.... In the early 1960's he helped build the Verrazano Bridge... Jim and Mae bought a house in New Jersey with the winnings from the Baer fight. They raised their children in that house and lived there for the rest of their lives.

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[to Braddock after one round] You're going home in butcher paper, pal! BUTCHER PAPER!

Max Baer

Sporty Lewis: Is that a ghost I'm seeing? An apparition? Or is it James J. Braddock the Bulldog of Burgen?
Jim Braddock: Sporty Lewis, how ya doing?

Joe Gould: I got you another fight
Jim Braddock: Ha ha, go to hell.

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