Billy Flynn is an ex-champion boxer who was KO'd by booze and gambling. When the wealthy, estranged mother of his young son begins trying to lure the boy away from him, Flynn must return to the ring to provide for his child.
Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and Ricky Schroder star in this poignant story about a one-time boxing champ who is forced to return to the ring in order to maintain custody of his eight-year-old son. Voight plays Billy Flynn, an ex-champion boxer who was KO'd by booze and gambling. When the wealthy, estranged mother of Flynn's young son begins trying to lure the boy away from him, Flynn must return to the ring to provide for his child.
At the gym in the beginning of the film, Tex Cobb is being battered in a sparring match and his seconds call him Tommy. At the end of the film, Cobb is featured as Roland Bowers, Heavyweight Contender. See more »
Come on. I'll help you undress.
No. It's okay. The day a man can't take off his own pants - he - he ain't a man.
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I loved this movie, and was moved by it even though some of the actors were so very moved so many times that there almost wasn't room for anyone else to care! Little Ricky Schroeder gives one of the best child performances of all time, going step for step with the great Jon Voight in the acting department. Faye Dunaway is good too, and there are also treats like the great Joan Blondell and Elisha Cooke Jr making appearances. Schmaltzy and over scored, this movie still manages to evoke a tear or two. Enjoyable if a bit over the top.
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