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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)

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

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Jerry Perenchio
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Margaret Court
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Rosie Casals
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Lornie Kuhle
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Ted Tinling
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Debbie the Hairdresser
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Sidney Schlenker
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Connie
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Rheo
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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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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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1.78 : 1
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1980s and 1990s Houston Astros division Pennant flags are seen hanging in Astrodome. See more »

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Woman in Airport: Billie Jean. I just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration to me. And if you beat Bobby Riggs, I'm gonna ask my boss for a raise.
Billie Jean King: You should ask for it anyway.
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17 April 2001 | by (Boulder CO) – See all my reviews

Holly Hunter as Billie Jean King gives her usual great performance, and Ron Silver is absolutely brilliant as Bobby Riggs. The story told me a lot I didn't know about the things that went on leading up to the match. One major revelation was what Bobby Riggs inadvertently did for women's tennis and women's liberation.


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