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Champions (1984)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  20 April 1984 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Bob Champion
Gregory Jones ...
Peter
Mick Dillon ...
Snowy
Ann Bell ...
Valda Embiricos
Jan Francis ...
Jo Beswick
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Nick Embiricos
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Josh Gifford
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Burly Cocks
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Barbara
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Mary Hussey
Jonathan Newth ...
Ceri Jackson ...
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Francesca Brill ...
2nd Nurse
Andrew Wilde ...
Graham
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Dr. Merrow
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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 Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Apart from Bob Champion, two other Grand National winning jockeys are also featured in the film - John Buckingham who won in 1967 on Foinavon, and John Burke who won in 1976 on Rag Trade. See more »

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During the race, a riderless, grey horse with the number 45 is seen amongst the runners. No grey horse ran in the 1981 Grand National. See more »

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Bob Champion: I'm gonna win the Grand National on this horse!
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Music by Carl Davis
Lyric by Norman Newell
Sung by Elaine Paige
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A statement about champions
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This movie is a compelling story that truly opens your eyes to the possibilities in life. The story is remarkable, and many would say if this was fiction, too unbelievable. Here is the story of Bob Champion, a jockey who gets struck down with cancer which should of ended his career. He got so ill he could hardly breathe, nor did he have any feeling in his hands or feet. Then there's his mount Aldaniti, a horse of similar bad luck. Suffering from a ruptured tendon, this horse under normal circumstances would be put to sleep, but the owners keep him alive. Yet together, Bob Champion and Aldaniti go on to win the greatest race in horse racing, the grand national.

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