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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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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 »

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At the start of the film, Bob Champion and Aldaniti are seen winning a race at Chepstow racecourse. Aldaniti never raced at Chepstow. See more »

Quotes

Mary Hussey: Oh Bob. You're cured, so it's time to face the facts. Riding again was a dream! It helped you through your illness.
Bob Champion: Don't waste your breath.
Mary Hussey: The doctor told you your lungs are permanently damaged! You're as weak as a kitten! You've no feeling in your hands or feet! Bob, you can't ride a bicycle!
Bob Champion: Yes, it will take a little time...
Bob Champion: Sick or not, you're gonna have to face this sooner or later. What are you gonna do with the rest of your life? You can't be a jockey forever!
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Music by Carl Davis
Lyric by Norman Newell
Sung by Elaine Paige
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27 March 2001 | by (La Quinta, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Even if you are not a horse fancier, CHAMPIONS is a movie to be seen, savored, and collected. A classic about the indomitable human spirit. Grounded in fact, the movie involves you in an arcane sport and in the life of two of its passionate followers. Somebody out there...re-release this! Please.


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