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The Champ (1979) Poster

(1979)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Franco Zeffirelli

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Frances Marion ... (story)
Walter Newman ... (writer)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Annie
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Jackie
Arthur Hill ...
Mike
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Riley
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Dolly Kenyon
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Josie
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Georgie (as Elisha Cook)
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Charlie Goodman
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Whitey
Joe Tornatore ...
Hesh
Shirlee Kong ...
Donna Mae
Jeff Blum ...
Jeffie
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Hoffmaster
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Bowers (as Randall Cobb)
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Sonny (as Christoff St. John)
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Cuban Girl
Jody Wilson ...
Mrs. Riley
Reginal M. Toussaint ...
Groom
Bob Gordon ...
TV Reporter
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Dolly's Trainer
Anne Logan ...
Horse Owner
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Race Track Announcer
Rita Turner ...
Lady at the Rail
Dorothy Streisin ...
Dolly's Guest (as Dorothy Strelsin)
Lionel Dozier ...
Hot Walker
Charles W. Camac ...
Head Starter
David Peden ...
Ship's Captain
William Fuller ...
Steward
Vanna Salviati ...
Pitch Lady
Maurice Pete Mitchell ...
Gambler
Ernesto Molinari ...
Bar Patron (as Ernesto Morelli)
Robert Sutton ...
Second Gambler (as Robert Ray Sutton)
Philip Tuersky ...
Bartender
Micki Varro ...
Nikki
Geoff Marlowe ...
Security Guard
George Stidham ...
Exercise Rider
Willie White ...
Willie
Curtis Jackson ...
Sparring Partner
Wally Rose ...
Bowers' Manager
Dick Young ...
Referee
Sonny Shields ...
Bowers' Handler #1
Larry Duran ...
Bowers' Handler #2
Lars Hensen ...
Ring Doctor
Jeff Temkin ...
Ring Announcer
Eddie 'El Annimal' Lopez ...
Boxer Corner Man (as Eddie 'El Animal' Lopez)
Ralph Gambina ...
Timekeeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Levi Forte ...
Boxer in Gym (uncredited)
Tremel James ...
Billy's Sparring Partner (uncredited)
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Stable Worker (uncredited)
Sam Levene ...
Uncle Eddie (uncredited)
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Race Horse Owner (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ...
Horse trainer at stables (uncredited)
Dana Winseman ...
Ring Side Photographer (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Dyson Lovell ... producer

Music by 

Dave Grusin

Cinematography by 

Fred J. Koenekamp

Film Editing by 

Michael J. Sheridan

Casting By 

Joyce Agu ... (as Joyce Robinson)
Sam Christensen

Production Design by 

Herman A. Blumenthal

Set Decoration by 

James W. Payne
Rick Simpson

Costume Design by 

Theoni V. Aldredge

Makeup Department 

Michael Corsentino ... hair stylist
Robert Dawn ... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Lee Harman ... makeup artist (as Lee C. Harmon)
Kaye Pownall ... hair stylist
Elizabeth Lambert ... makeup artist: Miami (uncredited)
Denise McGowan ... hairdresser: Miami (uncredited)

Production Management 

Maurice Vaccarino ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David Silver ... assistant director
Jerry Sobul ... second assistant director
Fred Wardell ... second assistant director (as Fred R. Wardell)
Jack Breschard ... dga trainee (uncredited)

Art Department 

Martha Johnston ... set designer
Lance Lombardo ... lead man
Ron Scelza ... second props
Richard Valesko ... property master
Vernon Cates ... prop maker (uncredited)
William Comp ... painter: Miami (uncredited)
Bill Desmond ... painter (uncredited)
Ron MacMillan ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Kenny Most ... greensman (uncredited)
George Szeptycki ... assistant art director (uncredited)
George Tuers ... assistant props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Jerry Jost ... sound
Michael J. Kohut ... sound
William L. McCaughey ... sound (as William McCaughey)
John Riordan ... sound editor
Aaron Rochin ... sound
Gregory H. Watkins ... Sound Re-recordist
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
William Johnson ... cable person: Miami (uncredited)
Joseph Kite ... boom operator (uncredited)
William Manooch ... cable person (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

James Thompson ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Paul Baxley ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Mike Benson ... camera operator (as Michael A. Benson)
Elliott Marks ... still photographer
Stephen Wever ... still photographer (as Steve Wever)
William D. Barber ... camera assistant: Miami (uncredited)
Raphe Berry Jr. ... best boy: MGM (uncredited)
Don Chase ... second grip (uncredited)
Antonio V. Garrido ... grip (uncredited)
William McConnell ... camera assistant: Miami (uncredited)
Michael McGowan ... camera operator: Miami (uncredited)
Edward Morey III ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Fred Murphy ... camera assistant (uncredited)
John Murray ... key grip (uncredited)
Rudy Muñoz ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Lawrence E. Peets ... best boy (uncredited)
Les Ramsey ... dolly grip: MGM (uncredited)
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (uncredited)
Gene Stout ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bill Young ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Dee Miller ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Joie Hutchinson ... costumer: women (uncredited)
Silvio Scarano ... costumer: men (uncredited)
Donna Tomas ... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Richard Lane ... assistant editor
Reginald Mills ... consulting editor
Eric A. Sears ... assistant editor

Location Management 

Linda McGowan ... location manager
Paul Pav ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department 

Harry V. Lojewski ... music supervisor
Richard Perry ... music consultant
Joe Tuley ... music editor

Transportation Department 

Dennis Hollis ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Hank Scelza ... transportation co-captain: Miami (uncredited)
David Schwanke ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew 

Doris Grau ... script supervisor
Don Morgan ... unit publicist
Jerry Riley ... stand-in: Ricky Schroeder
Jan Walchko ... production assistant
Bill Alvy ... craft service: Miami (uncredited)
Brian Brownley ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Gerry Fischer ... estimator (uncredited)
Gary Franklin ... timekeeper (uncredited)
Maryruth Marzella ... welfare worker: Miami (uncredited)
Max Miller ... craft service: Miami (uncredited)
Larry Nagel ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Bill Poole ... studio liaison (uncredited)
Morris Schermer ... location auditor (uncredited)
Ruth Silo ... secretary to producer (uncredited)

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