Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J., over whom 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 ... Written by
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The most poignant love-triangle of all - a father, his son, and the woman who came between them.
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Did You Know?
played the role which had been played by famous child star Jackie Cooper in the original film version of The Champ
(1931). Cooper was nine years old when he appeared in that movie whereas Schroder was eight years when he appeared in this remake. See more
When Champ is badly beaten up in the ring near the end of the movie, he is almost unconscious. To try to make sure he is okay, Jackie asks Champ, "What day is it today?" Champ says, "Thursday, May 23rd." The film takes place in 1979. May 23rd, 1979 was actually a Wednesday. See more
What about my heart? What about my mind? What about me? What about me? Billy Flynn! What about me? I'm real, too!
What's the matter, Billy? What is it?
You could always come back. We"ll take you back You... We'll give you a second chance.