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The Champ (1979)
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(58 ratings)
6.9 IMDB rating

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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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7 years, 5 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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9 years, 2 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), Boxing (4), Remake (3), Family Interaction (3), Family (2), Sport (2), 1970s (2), 1979 (2), Tear Jerker (2), 70's (1), American (1), HQ (1), Dramas (1), Children/Family (1), Weepie (1)
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" Director: Franco Zeffirelli Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden, Joan Blondell, Arthur Hill, Strother Martin, Elisha Cook Jr., Stefan Gierasch, Mary Jo Catlett, Kristoff St. John and Dana Elcar Billy used to be a great boxer but he's settled into a hardscrabble life that revolves around drinking, training horses and the one bright spot in his existence - T.J., his young son. Although Billy has had custody of T.J. since his wife Annie left the family years ago, her "


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