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The Champ
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Jon Voight Jon Voight
Billy
Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway
Annie
Jack Warden Jack Warden
Jackie
Joan Blondell Joan Blondell
Dolly Kenyon


Written by
Walter Newman Walter Newman
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3 years, 2 months ago at Dec 2 11:35
1 vote
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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4 years, 10 months ago at Mar 18 20:28
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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
Tags: Drama (4), Remake (3), Family Interaction (3), Boxing (3), 1979 (3), 1970s (2), Tear Jerker (2), Sport (2), Family (2), Children/Family (1), Dramas (1), Weepie (1), American (1), 70's (1), HQ (1)
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Happy Vader posted a review 3 years, 2 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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sux2bu posted a review 4 years, 10 months ago

“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 dream. Even though the father has his faults (like we all do) he loves his son and tries to give his son a better life. After awhile though, his whole past comes back to him when his son unknowingly meets his mother and develops a bond with her. Conflict between him and his wife rises and we see even deeper into what was a merely a shell of his life in the beginning of the film; he is complicated” read more

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