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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
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Francesca Brill ...
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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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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 »

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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: Maybe I'll get lucky and get killed on the race course.
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Music by Carl Davis
Lyric by Norman Newell
Sung by Elaine Paige
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...wonderful, well-acted, three-kleenex movie
27 August 2000 | by (Fort Collins, CO) – See all my reviews

A wonderful, well-acted three-kleenex movie; based on a true story about the recovery and triumph of a near-fatally afflicted jockey and his similarly injured mount. Steeplechase scenes are par excellence. It's a real pity this film is not available on any media today!


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