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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 Grand National climax combines filmed footage with real footage of the 1983 Grand National. This real footage shows Royal Mail, the horse that finished third to Aldaniti, falling at Becher's Brook. See more »
The tiny silver horseshoe 'lucky charm' was not given to Bob Champion by Jo Beswick when she visited him in hospital. It was sent to him by a couple from Cheltenham, with instructions that he should carry it in the race. See more »
You can't blame me, Governor, the horse isn't right...
The horse isn't right. There we go again! The vet says there's nothing wrong with him!
The vet didn't ride him...
The vet could have bloody won on him! It doesn't look like you're going to make a comeback riding one of my horses, does it?
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A wonderful movie, easily one of the best of the last 50 years. I would put it in the top 5 ever made. Great acting, production, script,drama,realness. Why this film didn't scoop all the awards in 1985 is beyond belief. I feel sorry for people who haven't seen this film. It is a beauty, and John Hurt is simply a genius. A knockout and a true story. Absolutely a magnificent film that I hope people rediscover. It is a story of a jockey and a horse who rise against incredibly difficult circumstances. A great feature of the film is the casting . Some films are cast badly, but this one gets it remits in every part. Though it was made in 85, some films age, but to this one. It is as relevant, raw and real as it was in 1985 and moves easily as a believable storyline in 2013.
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