The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.

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The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.

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It's not just the size of your racquet. It's The Way You Swing it.

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements
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16 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Battle of the Sexes  »

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1980s and 1990s Houston Astros division Pennant flags are seen hanging in Astrodome. See more »

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Bobby Riggs: I'm like a tiger gettin' ready to spring!
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Great fun!
21 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

What a nice surprise this little movie was, superbly directed- by a woman, no less- a rousing story of 'the battle of the sexes'. Holly Hunter proves once more that she's one of the best actresses around, and Ron Silver is great too. In fact all the cast did a great job. Filled with hilarious touches like the colour schemes of the 70's and some very bad hair and sideburns. Definitely a gem!


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