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Champions (1984)

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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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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20 April 1984 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$54,262, 22 April 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,262, 29 April 1984
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Trivia

Aldaniti, the horse, on which Bob Champion won the Grand National, portrays himself in the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Mary Hussey: You're mad, Bob. Stark staring mad!
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Referenced in Demons (1985) See more »

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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 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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