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Release Date:
28 September 1983 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Depression Lessons #4
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Cast

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Treat Williams ... Jack Dempsey

Sam Waterston ... Doc Kearns

Sally Kellerman ... Maxine Cates

Victoria Tennant ... Estelle Taylor

Peter Mark Richman ... Tex Rickard

Jesse Vint ... Bernie Dempsey

Robert Harper ... Damon Runyon
John McLiam ... Hyrum Dempsey

Bonnie Bartlett ... Celia Dempsey

James Noble ... Gavin McNab
John Lehne ... Gene Normile
Cliff Emmich ... Otto
Michael McManus ... Babe Ruth

Mark L. Taylor ... Price (as Mark Taylor)
Jimmy Nickerson ... Gene Tunney
Jack O'Leary ... Jerry the Greek
Walker Edmiston ... Announcer
Richard Karron ... Morgan
Clay Hodges ... Jess Willard

Terence McGovern ... Benson
Michael Fox ... Judge Dooling
Richard Winterstein ... Trent (as Richard Winters)
Thomas Bellin ... Howard Dillard
Glenn Robards ... Barbour
Vernon Scott ... Small Boy
Lana Schwab ... Woman at Fight
Galen Thompson ... Eddie
Rosanna Huffman ... Woman at door
Ron Cummins ... Fan
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Humphreys (as Jimmy Lennon)
Marty Denkin ... Dave Barry
Robert Darnell ... John Reisler
Joel Lewin ... Official
Rebecca White ... Elsie
Madison Arnold ... Man at Bar
Ray Galvin ... Bartender
Beata Jachulski ... Flashy Lady
Wally Rose ... Ollie Pecord
S. John Launer ... Speaker (as John Launer)
Al Silvani ... Bronson
Bill Caplan ... Ring Announcer
Eli Cummins ... Luis Firpo
Larry Rozadilla ... 1st Referee
Walt La Rue ... 2nd Referee
John McKee ... Actor
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Estee Chandler ... Elsie Dempsey

Don Charles McGovern ... Fireman Jimmy Flynn (as Don McGovern)
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Directed by
Gus Trikonis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Piatelli Dempsey  book
Jack Dempsey  book
Edward Di Lorenzo 

Produced by
Jay Benson .... producer
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg 
 
Cinematography by
Sol Negrin 
Ric Waite 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Fries 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux  (as Malcolm R. Molyneux)
 
Makeup Department
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist
Marvin G. Westmore .... key makeup artist (as Marv Westmore)
Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William P. Owens .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Huston .... first assistant director
Richard H. Prince .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard Dwan Jr. .... adr editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer (as Keith Wester)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
 
Stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator (as Eric Anderson)
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Harold Rabuse .... key grip
Richard Walden .... additional camera operator
Dale Alexander .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
John Fresco .... music supervisor
John Fresco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Orin Kennedy .... location manager
Al Silvani .... fight trainer
Joan Stevenson .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
100 min | Belgium:112 min (video version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Iceland:12 | Norway:16 (video premiere)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The African-American fighter named "Johnson" who injures Dempsey was in real life John Lester Johnson, who would later go on to do bit part acting roles, most notably "Bumbo" ("Uncle George") in the "Our Gang" short "The Kid from Borneo."See more »
Quotes:
[After Dempsey loses a fight.]
Estelle Taylor:What happened?
Jack Dempsey:Honey, I forgot to duck.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Auto-bio, 15 May 2000
Author: jam-35 from Washington, DC

I found this movie in one of those clearance racks and the price was right so I took a chance. It was a great find. I'm a huge boxing fan and like to find out information about old time boxers. I've read a lot of books and magazine articles about Dempsey and this was true to the point. The action scenes seemed real to the point the Tunney fight looked like they were really hitting each other. I would not only recommend this movie to anyone who likes boxing but to anyone looking for a good story. The plot was well developed and the acting was strong. Treat Williams did an excellent job as the lead. I gave this an 8 out of 10.

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