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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Did You Know?
Actress Faye Dunaway
played a mother in this movie. Around the time that the film was made, motherhood was a dream ambition for the actress. Dunaway became a mother in real life the year after the film was first launched. 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, "Thurday, May 23rd." The film takes place in 1979. May 23rd, 1979 was actually a Wednesday. See more
[Billy just sees Annie after 7 years
You know what I told T.J.? That you died that you were killed in a car wreck and that you were a tramp and we were better off without you.
I am his mother.
You're dead, the kid's got no mother.
I'm here, I am his mother.