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The Champ
6.8 Rating
(41 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Billy
Jack Warden

Jack Warden

Jackie
Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell

Dolly Kenyon


Written by
Walter Newman

Walter Newman

writer


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1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 2 11:35
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The Champ was a sad film. By sad I mean heart-breaking. By heart-breaking I mean in a beautiful way. And beautiful is the word that can be used to describe the performance of Ricky Schroder as T.J., in his debut. Children in movies always tug at your heart-strings but this one shamelessly pulls at it. Not only was it a beautiful performance but it made you wish that either you could go in the film... read more

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3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 18 20:28
1 vote
The first time I saw this movie I cried like a little kid...Oh yeah I was a little kid. To this day I still cry when I watch this movie. It's the story of the love between a boy and his father, and the boy trying to make it on his own when his mother and father can't. It is a story of Jon Voight, "The Champ", a retired boxer and his son and the love the boy has for his father would be any father's... read more
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Billy Flynn, an ex box champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J. over which he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven years ago. T.J. worships The Champ who is now working on his come-back in order to give his boy a better future. But suddenly Annie shows up again ...
Release date: 4 April 1979
UPC: 012569523326
Drama (4), Remake (3), Family Interaction (3), Boxing (3), Tear Jerker (2), 1979 (2), Sport (2), Family (2), 1970s (2), Children/Family (1), Dramas (1), Weepie (1), American (1), 70's (1)
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" Director: Franco Zeffirelli Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden and Arthur Hill Billy Flynn, an ex-boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J., over which he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven years ago. T.J. worships The Champ, who is now working on his come-back in order to give his boy a better future. But suddenly Annie shows up again ..."


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Filmsite Greatest Tearjerkers Scenes/Movie Moments (318 movies items)

"The emotional locker room death scene of mortally wounded boxer Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) with his young son T.J. (Ricky Schroder) at his side - a remake of the original classic 1931 film starring Wallace Beery as boxer Andy "Champ" Purcell and Jackie Cooper as young son Dink."


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“The Champ was a sad film. By sad I mean heart-breaking. By heart-breaking I mean in a beautiful way. And beautiful is the word that can be used to des”

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" Oscar Nominations Best Score Watched February 19th - TCM - Rewatch "I don't think Billy would go back into the ring if I hadn't came back into their lives." - Annie The Champ was the movie that made a star out of Ricky Schroder, mostly on account of the most famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, crying scene of all time - I saw the movie when it first came out, but had not seen it since because I remembered it being unbearably schmaltzy - but on seeing it again, the schmaltz"


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"$30,441,738 - MGM "


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Happy Vader posted a review 1 year, 9 months ago

“The Champ was a sad film. By sad I mean heart-breaking. By heart-breaking I mean in a beautiful way. And beautiful is the word that can be used to describe the performance of Ricky Schroder as T.J., in his debut. Children in movies always tug at your heart-strings but this one shamelessly pulls at it. Not only was it a beautiful performance but it made you wish that either you could go in the film or pull T.J. out to the real world just long enough so you can hug him. His crying scene at the end, widely considered as the most saddest scene in film history, is no bull. It is real and it makes you cry as if 10 onions are being peeled all around you. It is guaranteed to move even the hardest of hearts.

The whole film, however, is a good example of mixed feelings. Sure, it is very w” read more

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"Franco Zeffirelli Ricky owns all 122 minutes of the film "The Champ always comes through" The Champ was a sad film. By sad I mean heart-breaking. By heart-breaking I mean in a beautiful way. And beautiful is the word that can be used to describe the performance of Ricky Schroder as T.J., in his debut. Children in movies always tug at your heart-strings but this one shamelessly pulls at it. Not only was it a beautiful performance but it made you wish that either you could go in the film or pul"


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"A movie that makes you sad "



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