The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous ...
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The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous recovery and goes on to win the 1981 Grand National steeple chase on the horse Aldaniti. Written by
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The lucky horseshoe, given to Champion by Jo and later carried in his boot during the Grand National, was the original one once worn by Bob Champion who was an advisor on the film. See more »
In the big race, the leading horse is shown to unseat its rider at the third fence (jockey with pink and black spots) A few minutes later, the same horse and jockey combination are back up with the pace. See more »
Whilst this film sticks mostly to the 'disease of the week' formulae of American TV-movies, it does contain, for me, one of the most moving scenes in cinema history. Check out the scene at the children's ward and make sure you have a box of tissues handy.
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