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Resurrecting the Champ -- Up-and-coming sports reporter (Hartnett) rescues a homeless man ("Champ", Jackson) only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his fa
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Resurrecting the Champ -- Up-and-coming sports reporter (Hartnett) rescues a homeless man ("Champ", Jackson) only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his fa
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Bortman (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
24 August 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Based on a true story, that was based on a lie.
Plot:
Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
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Cast

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Samuel L. Jackson ... Champ

Josh Hartnett ... Erik Kernan Jr.

Kathryn Morris ... Joyce Kernan

Dakota Goyo ... Teddy Kernan

Alan Alda ... Ralph Metz

Rachel Nichols ... Polly

Teri Hatcher ... Andrea Flak

Kristen Shaw ... Perlmutter

Nick Sandow ... Marciano

David Paymer ... Whitley

Harry Lennix ... Bob Satterfield Jr.

Peter Coyote ... Ike Epstein

Ryan McDonald ... Kenny
Chris Ippolito ... Jaws

Jameson Trenholm ... Runt

Stephen Strachan ... Tillman (as Steve Strachan)

Eugene Clark ... Washburn
Lori Ravensborg ... Reporter #1
J. Winston Carroll ... Roselle (as J.W. Carroll)
Larry Austin ... Crony
Chris Kelly ... Police Officer #1
Sean Anthony Olsen ... Police Officer #2 (as Sean Olsen)
Terrance Morris ... Hood
Hannah Stewart ... Jenny
Mitchell Frost ... Jeremy
Kaya Coleman ... Little Girl
Claire Davis ... Teacher
Keenan Cheltenham ... Teenage Boy

Jesse Lipscombe ... McCracken
Troy Amos-Ross ... Young Champ
Dave Trimble ... Store Manager

John Elway ... Himself
Hugh Delaney ... Announcer
Stafford Lawrence ... Wealthy Man

Suzanne Pringle ... Woman with Kenny
Ron Carothers ... Champ's Cornerman
Stacey Zurburg ... Newsroom Editor

Rod Lurie ... Toby Eagleburger
Roxanne Wong ... Female in Newsroom
George Green ... Elway's Manager
Dennis Belair ... 50's Referee

Tom Carey ... Office Helper
Alfred Rampersand ... Minister (as Pastor Alfred Rampersand)
Jake Plummer ... Himself

Jake LaMotta ... Himself (voice)
Glenn Hunter ... Young Marciano
Michael Gleaves ... Quarterman

Dale Dye ... Erik 'The Wow Man' Kernan Sr. (voice)
Alex Rynn ... Boxer
Angus McNeilly ... Boxer
Richard Reittie ... Boxer
Rick Jamerson ... Boxer
Matt Mychajliv ... Boxer
Mike Storey ... Boxer
Skervit Daramola ... Montage Boxer #1
Dexter Delves ... Montage Boxer #2
Art Binkowski ... Montage Boxer #3

Duncan McLeod ... Montage Boxer #4
Ken Zilka ... Montage Boxer #5
Egerton Marcus ... Montage Boxer #6
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Caitlynne Medrek ... Amber (scenes deleted)

Directed by
Rod Lurie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Bortman (screenplay) and
Allison Burnett (screenplay)

Michael Bortman (screen story) and
Allison Burnett (screen story)

J.R. Moehringer (Los Angeles Times Magazine article)

Produced by
Tom Cox .... co-producer
Brad Fischer .... executive producer (as Bradley J. Fischer)
Marc Frydman .... producer
Rod Lurie .... producer
Mike Medavoy .... producer
Arnold Messer .... executive producer (as Arnold W. Messer)
Murray Ord .... co-producer
Louis Phillips .... executive producer
Jordy Randall .... co-producer
James Spies .... line producer
Bob Yari .... producer
Frederick Zollo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Groupé 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Kane (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Boyd 
 
Casting by
Candice Elzinga 
Rhonda Fisekci 
Kathleen Tomasik  (as Kathleen Black)
 
Production Design by
Ken Rempel 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Ives 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul Healy  (as Patrick 'Paul' Healy)
 
Costume Design by
Wendy Partridge 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist: Samuel L. Jackson
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup designer
Edward Carrillo .... special makeup coordinator
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist: Josh Hartnett
Paul J. Elliott .... special makeup designer
Iloe Flewelling .... key hair stylist
Donna Fuller .... additional makeup artist
Chris Harrison-Glimsdale .... first assistant hair stylist (as Christine Harrison)
Gail Kennedy .... makeup department head (as Gail Marie Kennedy)
Andy Krawiec .... sculptor/mold maker
Joanne Preece .... first assistant makeup artist (as Joanne F. Preece)
Rosanne Reid .... key hair stylist: Denver
Dee Sandella .... key makeup artist: Denver
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist: Samuel L. Jackson
Jo-Dee Thomson .... additional hair stylist
Sharon Toohey .... additional makeup artist
David Trainor .... special makeup effects fabricator
Julia L. Walker .... wigs (as Julia Walker)
Scott Wolfram .... sculptor/mold maker
Victoria Wood .... wigs
 
Production Management
Greg Babcock .... unit production manager: Denver
Tom Benz .... production manager
Buddy Enright .... senior vice president of physical production: Yari Film Group
Jill Greenblatt .... post-production manager: Yari Film Group
Adam Park .... post-production executive: Yari Film Group
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Bledsoe .... second assistant director (reshoots)
Vincent G. Gonzales .... second assistant director: Denver (as Vincent Gonzales)
Bob King .... first assistant director: Denver (as Robert P. King)
Travis McConnell .... trainee assistant director
Brad Moerke .... second assistant director
Kathy Ringer .... third assistant director
Pierre Tremblay .... first assistant director: Canada
 
Art Department
Jeffrey Alan Anthony .... scenic painter
Alfred A. Arndt .... set constructor (as Alf Arndt)
Robert Arndt .... head carpenter
Jackie Bagley .... graphic designer
Robin Bartlett-Asnicar .... assistant property master: Denver
David Belcourt .... scenic painter
Trent Breitkreutz .... set dresser
Tim C Campbell .... paint coordinator (as Tim Campbell)
Barbara Chandler .... scenic painter
Kelly Coe .... welder/fabricator
Jason Coxworthy .... on-set lead dresser
John Dambrauskas .... greens (as John E. Dambrauskas)
Eugene Gogowich .... greens
Darcy Healy .... lead dresser
Crystal Husum .... scenic painter
Dylan Kiszlowski .... property master: Denver
Howard LaClare .... scenic carpenter
Craig Jarrett Lazdins .... set dresser
Alan McCullagh .... assistant set decorator
Rhonda Nielson .... set decorating buyer (as Rhonda Nielsen)
Justin Onofriechuk .... assistant property master
Steve Pilon .... stand-by carpenter
Rob Siewert .... metal fabricator/construction
Trevor Smith .... assistant art director
Robert Arthur White .... set dresser
Kelly Wills .... props trainee
Ken Wills .... property master
Sherrie Wills .... props buyer (as Sherry Wills)
Tom Yaremko .... greens (as Thomas Yaremko)
Megz Reynolds .... assistant on-set dresser (uncredited)
Mark Rodriguez .... lead man: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Abbott .... boom operator: Denver (as Robert B. Abbott)
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Giovanni De Paolis .... sound production assistant (as Giovanni Depaolis)
Mark F. Dennett .... boom operator: additional photography
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer: additional photography
Jeremy Grody .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Grody .... sound supervisor
Isaac Harrison .... assistant foley artist
Markus Innocenti .... sound effects editor (as Marcus Innocenti)
Trevor Jolly .... adr supervisor
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor
Mike Markiw .... boom operator
Jay Meagher .... sound mixer
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Ric Partlow)
Ron Ruzicka .... foley mixer
Dave Schaaf .... cable puller: Denver
Scott Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
David Ball .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Bill Devine .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... special effects assistant (as Amanda Nichol Paller)
 
Stunts
Cameron Bryson .... stunt double: Erik
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Kiante Elam .... stunt double: Champ
Sylvesta Stuart .... stunt double: Champ
Cody Thomson .... stunt double: Kenny
Eric Bryson .... boxing choreographer (uncredited)
Egerton Marcus .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adshead .... key grip
Dennis Baker .... best boy electric: Denver (as Dennis F. Baker)
Chris Bang .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Keith Banks .... best boy electric: Denver (as Keith H. Banks)
Brigette Bennett .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Brigette Bennet)
Spencer Blessman .... condor operator: Denver (as Stephen T. Blessman)
Spencer Blessman .... lamp operator: Denver (as Spencer T. Blessman)
Kirk Chiswell .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jarrett Craig .... camera operator: "b" camera
Darick D'Ercole .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Denver
Rob Doak .... video assist playback operator
Michael Dymock .... rigging lamp operator
Shane Evans .... loader: Denver
Greg Fullalove .... grip (as Gregory L. Fullalove)
LeRoy Gilbert .... key grip: Denver (as LeRoy E. Gilbert)
Wesley Gilmore .... crane operator: satellite
Schane Godon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Gould .... best boy electric
Justin Griesinger .... electrician: Denver
Justin Griesinger .... grip: Denver
Garth Gunberg .... best boy grip: Denver (as Garth A. Gunberg)
Garth Gunberg .... rigging gaffer: Denver (as Garth A. Gunberg)
Bert Hedrick .... condor operator: Denver
Bert Hedrick .... grip: Denver
Martin Keough .... gaffer
Charles Koetke .... grip
Chris Kosloski .... grip
Chris Large .... still photographer
Rusty Loudermilk .... video assist operator: Denver (as Rusty Lowdermilk)
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as Tim A. Milligan)
Damon Moreau .... camera operator: "a" camera
Terry Moses .... generator operator: Denver (as Terry L. Moses)
Karen Obertowich .... playback trainee
Chooch Paglaro .... playback coordinator
Gordon Schmidt .... rigging gaffer
Ken Seagren .... gaffer: Denver (as Kenneth A. Seagren)
Arte Shelton .... dolly grip; Denver
Clint Silzer .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Lee Smith .... lamp operator
Aaron Stewart .... lamp operator
Alison J. Stewart .... best boy grip (as Alison Jeanne Rigby)
Carly Stinn .... camera loader
Andrew Thom .... generator operator
Paul Trantow .... still photographer: Denver (as Paul Tranton)
Steve Van Ness .... lamp operator: Denver (as Steve Vaness)
Landin Walsh .... lamp operator
Ian Whitworth .... camera trainee
Michael Wieben .... best boy rigging grip: Denver
Scott Zuchowski .... lamp operator: Denver
Alan Gitlin .... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)
Alan Gitlin .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Carisa Koh .... assistant camera: camera tests (uncredited)
Tony Olivieri .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mary Louise Drachenberg .... extras casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Louise Mackiewicz .... extras casting coordinator
John McAlary .... casting assistant: U.S.
Janet Powers .... extras casting assistant (as Janet Maxine Powers)
Mara Stevens .... extras casting assistant
Roxanne Wong .... extras casting assistant
Christine Yanish .... extras casting assistant
Chris Bustard .... extras casting: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Jeffrey Gafner .... casting associate: new york (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gerald Dubbin .... costume set supervisor
MaryLee Herrmann .... lead set wardrobe: Denver
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer: Samuel L. Jackson (as Askia Jacob)
Kathleen Morley .... assistant costume designer
Jen Russell .... costume first hand
Silvana Sacco .... costume breakdown artist
Nancy Jones .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Adams .... production assistant: post-production
Dan Aguilar .... digital intermediate editor
Gareth Cook .... digital intermediate colorist: Encore Hollywood
Erin Dodgen .... digital intermediate assistant: Encore Hollywood
David Feldman .... digital intermediate producer: Encore Hollywood
Jennifer Godin .... post-production coordinator (as Jenn Godin)
Loc Hoang .... digital intermediate image technician: Ecnore Hollywood
Jon Howard .... digital intermediate assistant: Encore Hollywood
Barbara Marshall .... digital intermediate producer: Encore Hollywood
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (as Marilyn Adams)
Jason Ninness .... post-production coordinator: Phoenix Pictures
Stephen Peters .... digital intermediate coordinator: Encore Hollywood
Mara Safransky .... assistant editor
Royce Smith .... color timer
 
Music Department
Bruce Donnelly .... orchestrator
Kevin J. Edelman .... music supervisor (as Kevin Edelman)
Richard Glasser .... music executive: Yari Film Group
Larry Groupé .... musician: piano solo
Nick South .... music editor
Greg Townley .... scoring engineer
Scott Van Dutton .... assistant to composer
Alice Wood .... music assistant
Andrew Gowan .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Cheryl Banasiak .... driver
Ray Breckenridge .... driver: shuttle
Sharon M. Collard .... driver
Shelley Crooks .... driver: cast
Stephen H. Davenport .... driver: camera car, Denver
Fred Dunphy .... driver: set decoration
Jim Gerwig .... driver: Denver (as James Gerwig)
Lawrence Gooch .... transportation co-captain
Doss Griffiths .... driver: cable truck
Don Hart .... driver
Phillip W. Helman Jr. .... driver: Denver
Phil Helman .... transportation coordinator: Denver (as Phillip W. Helman Sr.)
John E. Jaramillo .... driver: Denver
Carla Klein .... driver: Denver
Gracie Klein .... transportation captain: Denver (as Grace I. Klein)
Carla Klepper .... driver
Danny C. Klepper .... transportation coordinator
Tom Lloyd .... transportation captain
Ronald Longevitch .... driver: Denver
Wayne Luctkar .... driver: camera truck
Darryl Maggs .... driver: Denver
Ralph McCoy .... driver: cast
Bruce McGregor .... driver
Tyler Miller .... driver: star trailer
Bruce Milward .... driver: honeywagon (as Bruce A. Milward)
Kio Ota .... driver
Rene A. Poissant .... driver
Debbie Porter .... driver
John Woodrow Pound .... driver: motor home (as Woody Pound)
Max Radford .... driver: 48' electric truck
Rita Schafer .... driver: van, Denver
Steven Shayler .... driver
Travis Slade .... driver: 48' grip truck
Doug Slupski .... driver: motor home (as Douglas G. Slupski)
Dennis J. Steele .... transportation co-captain: Denver
William Harold Styner .... driver: shuttle
Joseph Tooming .... driver: Denver
Randy Zacaruk .... driver: camera car (as Randy Zacuruk)
 
Other crew
Laura Atkins .... post-production accountant: Post Accountants
Lesia Bear .... nurse
Susan Becker .... first assistant production accountant
Howard Behar .... production finance counsel
Elizabeth A. Bell .... business and legal affairs executive: Yari Film Group
Ely Pe Benito .... security
Nathaniel Bennett .... assistant: Mr. Hartnett
Derrick Berting .... security
Daniel Biggs .... production assistant: Denver
Rochel Blachman .... business and legal affairs executive: Phoenix Pictures
Heenan Blaikie .... representative: Canadian Production Counsel
Christina Born .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
John Edmund Bourque .... security
Sarah Boyd .... adr loop group
Dennis Brown .... chief financial officer: Yari Film Group
Lyle F. Buck .... security
Ryan Chatfield .... assistant chef
Carol Chestnut .... representative: Canadian Production Counsel
June Christopher .... adr loop group
Kevin Colyn .... assistant chef
Hudson Cooley .... production coordinator
Shannon Corrie .... location production assistant
Steve Cummins .... paralegal: Yari Film Group
Rebecca Perry Cutter .... assistant: Mr. Enright, Yari Film Group (as Rebecca Cutter)
Bob Dunbar .... security
Li Dion Dyson .... police officer: Denver
Arthur Evrensel .... representative: Canadian Production Counsel
Farnaz Fahid .... assistant toMr. Glasser
Wilson Farrell .... stand-in: Teddy
Tyler Flewelling .... location production assistant
Kim Gawryluk .... second assistant production accountant
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant: Post Accountants
David Glasser .... chief creative officer: Yari Film Group
Sharmila Gokel .... assistant: Mr. Brown, Yari Film Group
Alan Goss .... assistant: Mr. Lurie
Leigh-Anne Graham .... paramedic
Peter Gurr .... security coordinator
Jack W. Haddox .... production accountant (as Jack Haddox)
Andrea Hanson .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Dave Hawes .... security
Laurel Hilton .... craft service (as Laural Hilton)
Laurel Hilton .... first aid (as Laural Hilton)
Bridget Hoffman .... adr loop group
Sandy Holt .... adr loop group
Edward Huery .... location production assistant
Samantha Hughes .... paramedic
Jonathan Hurdman .... security
David Hutkin .... production financing: Imperial Capital Bank
William J. Immerman .... chief operating officer: Yari Film Group
Diane Isaacs .... contract administration executive: Phoenix Pictures
Bradley Jenkel .... executive vice president/creative affairs: Yari Film Group (as Brad Jenkel)
Patricia Johnson .... publicist
Ian Melvin Kam .... paramedic
Zahra Karmali .... location production assistant
Ryan Koenigsfeld .... police officer: Denver
Steve Kramer .... adr loop group
Ashley Kravitz .... production clearances
Kevin Kreuzer .... police officer: Denver
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Dave Leader .... wrangler (as David H. Leader)
Jarret LeMaster .... adr loop group
Jim Leyden .... security
Tim Marion .... assistant: Mr. Medavoy
Tyrone McCoy .... assistant: Mr. Jackson (as Kyle 'Ty' McCoy)
Nancy Joy McDonald .... script supervisor (as Nancy McDonald)
Douglas McKay .... assistant: Mr. Medavoy
Linda L. Miller .... production executive: Yari Film Group (as Linda Miller)
Lorie-Lynn Miller .... craft service assistant
Lorie-Lynn Miller .... first aid
Rhett Miller .... location production assistant
Rik E. Milner .... office production assistant
Ryan Monaghan .... location manager trainee (as Ryan Monoghan)
Julie Anne Moore .... location manager: Denver
Susan Muir .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Bob Neill .... adr loop group
Malee Nerenhausen .... production executive: Yari Film Group
Jonathan Nichols .... adr loop group
Jason Ninness .... production coordinator: Phoenix Pictures
Buckley Norris .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Felicita Owen .... set medic: Denver
Benjamin Peters .... security
Melodi Petrigo .... product placement coordinator (as Melodi A. Pertigo)
Joey Podlubny .... consultant: street life
Keith Price .... production assistant: Denver
Ron Puckett .... assistant: Mr. Messer
Tim Pulford .... police officer: Denver
Nick Randolph .... police officer: Denver
David Rasner .... adr loop group (as Dave Rasner)
Peter Rawlinson .... assistant: Mr. Frydman
Michelle Reed .... assistant: Mr. Immerman. Yari Film Group
Shawn Renee-Cadichon .... assistant: Mr. Fischer
Gary Wayne Robbins .... security
Lynne Robertson .... craft service: Denver
Michael Roderick .... title designer
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production executive
Alvin Richard Schmunk .... security
Jonathan Silver Scott .... double
Dennis Singletary .... adr loop group
Sean K. Smith .... trainee production coordinator
Kevin W. Smolka .... police officer: Denver
Darryl Solly .... location manager
Jay St. Louis .... assistant location manager
Bernd Stephan .... controller: Yari Film Group
Marla Touw .... assistant production coordinator
Greg Trattner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances (as Gregory Trattner)
Christopher Trunkey .... chief financial officer: Phoenix Pictures
Barbara Unrau .... first assistant production accountant
Samir Valeja .... production assistant: Denver
Popeye Vogelsang .... adr loop group (as Popeye V.)
Mary Joe Voorhees .... security
Vance Wagner .... chef (as Vance Wade Wagner)
Dianne Lynn Walker .... security
Susan Wallis .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Brett L. Willcockson .... police officer: Denver
Marisa L. Willcockson .... police officer: Denver
Rachel Young .... production assistant: Denver (as Mary Rachel Young)
Rich Bokides .... film runner (uncredited)
Kateland Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Greg Cervantes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Danny Ho .... playback graphics producer (uncredited)
Jarin Rossiter .... business & legal affairs (uncredited)
Todd Williams .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Matt Blanck .... special thanks
Scott Lambert .... special thanks
Steve Lott .... special thanks
Russell Martin .... thanks
Jack Messina .... special thanks
Marquis Messina .... special thanks
Lydia Nibley .... special thanks
Bob Satterfield Jr. .... special thanks
Sylvester Stallone .... special thanks
Peggy Telfer .... special thanks
Beth Thomson .... special thanks
Scott Walterschied .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language
Runtime:
112 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:12 (DVD rating) | Czech Republic:12 | Denmark:15 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Hungary:16 (TV rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:12 | Turkey:15+ (DVD rating) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13
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Trivia:
In the original article in the LA times, the gentleman who first makes the journalist question the truth of "the champ's" identity is Ernie Terrell, a heavyweight contender who is perhaps most famous for being severely beaten by Muhammad Ali, after Terrell had refused to refer to Ali by his new name at the weigh-in for their fight, instead addressing Ali by his former name of Cassius Clay.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Erik leaves Champ at the house they were conversing in front of, Champ is shown standing on the curb as he contemplates knocking on the door of the house. Then, as Erik is driving away, he looks into his rear-view mirror, and Champ is instantly shown standing in the middle of the street instead of on the curb.See more »
Quotes:
Champ:I went from an up-and-coming to a has-been. Nothing in between.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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56 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
An Amazing Experience!, 23 January 2007
Author: pl11611 from United States

I saw this movie recently at a screening. Everybody's already talked about the plot so I don't need to get into those details. What I think this movie will be known for is its performances (more on that in a second...), and its how uplifting it is. You leave the movie feeling great and for reasons that I will not get into, it makes you want to call your dad and tell him how much you love him (or your son). A lot of people will talk about Samuel L. Jackson's portrayal of the worn-out boxer, but the true revelation of the film is the acting of Josh Hartnett, who I have never thought could be so believable or appealing. He has always been just kind of a pretty boy, really. But here, he plays a father, a husband, a journalist, and according to Aristotle's definition, a classic "Tragic Hero." He desires to impress his son to the degree that he sometimes bends the truth a bit too often...which ultimately annihilates his relationship with his son. The child, Teddy, is played by a kid named Dakota Goyo, who will become a big star. Teri Hatcher's cameo brought humor to the film when needed. If I had a criticism, it is that the film might be a tiny bit lengthy; however, every moment of the film was well-done. I wouldn't know how to make it shorter. I highly recommend this movie to everyone.

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