The Fighter is a film with a rough and tumble backdrop inspired by the Lowell documentary “High on Crack Street” by Richie Farrell, about crack use and crime in a run down New England Industrial town. (you can view the entire film here). Mark Wahlberg plays “Irish” Micky Ward, trained by his half-brother Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), a former fighter who battled addiction. Micky Ward overcomes the obstacles of drug ridden Lowell and rises to boxing fame to win the WBU Light Welterweight titles. The movie was filmed in the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Check out the Boston Globe story . Link by Barbara Lear of Salem, NH.