If you’ve seen The Fighter, then you know that Christian Bale gives the performance of his career as boxer Micky Ward’s drug-addled older brother/trainer Dicky Eklund. Well, now the 1995 HBO Documentary High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell, which features Dicky Eklund’s struggle with crack cocaine (and also figures into The Fighter as well) is available to watch online for free thanks to SnagFilms. Bale is phenomenal in the film, and after seeing the real Dickie Eklund in this documentary his performance is all the more impressive. Even if you haven’t seen The Fighter, this doc is still highly intriguing (though if you plan on seeing The Fighter 100% spoiler-free, I’d recommend watching this doc after seeing the flick). Hit the jump to check out High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell. The Fighter is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
Via Badass Digest.