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 ... Written by
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The More You Love, The Harder You Fight.
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The nickname of Ricky Schroder
's character was "T.J." It stands for the first two name of his character Timothy Joseph Flynn. In the two earlier film versions of "The Champ", the character was known as"Dink". 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
You could always come back.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.10