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Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (1985)

This is the story of boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Mancini
Ellen Mancini
Ray Buktenica ...
Dave Wolf
Father O'Neill
Frank Jacobs
Curtis Conaway ...
Lenny Jr.
Luisa Leschin ...
Ellen Jr.
Ray Arcel
Ben Frank ...
Eddie Sullivan
Ray - age 10
Judith Penrod ...
Business Lady
Marty Denkin ...


This is the story of boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

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1 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Cuore di campione  »

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A great tv movie
6 April 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I saw this back in 1985 when I was about 7 years old. A terrific movie. Even though it was a made for tv movie and couldn't compare to Rocky or Raging Bull, it stood on its own two feet. I enjoyed how the movie was about a Boxer but not so much about boxing. The relationship between Ray and his older brother made the movie more real. An inspiration to any Italian kid who wants to be a boxer, The Boom Boom Mancini story is a forgotten movie that shouldn't be. Maybe with some bonus feature and an interview with Ray Mancini, this movie could make its way to DVD someday. Keep your fingers crossed

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