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Second Round?

Can summer epics last until Oscar season? -- Dave Karger looks at the similarities between ''Braveheart'' and ''Cinderella Man''

Cinderella Man may not be down for the count. In fact, it might have Braveheart potential. Both films were critical hits released in late spring and starred A-list leading men from Down Under. Cinderella has so far grossed just $61.6 million domestically; Braveheart had collected $67 million by this point. Nominated for 10 Oscars, it won five, including Best Picture. Cinderella's Dec. 6 DVD release can't hurt, and Universal appears ready to push hard, as Cinderella and Munich look like the studio's main contenders for top prizes.

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints