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Body and Soul (1981)

R | | Drama, Sport | October 1981 (USA)
A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.

Director:

George Bowers

Writers:

Leon Isaac Kennedy (screenplay), Abraham Polonsky (suggested by the original screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Leon Johnson
Jayne Kennedy ... Julie Winters
Perry Lang ... Charles Golphin
Nikki Swasey Seaton ... Kelly Johnson (as Nikki Swassy)
Michael V. Gazzo ... Frankie (as Mike Gazzo)
Kim Hamilton ... Mrs. Johnson
Muhammad Ali ... Himself
Peter Lawford ... Big Man
Gilbert Lewis ... Tony (as Gil Lewis)
Chris Wallace Chris Wallace ... Dr. Bachman
Robbie Epps Robbie Epps ... Iceman
J.B. Williamson J.B. Williamson ... St. Louis Assassin
Al Denava Al Denava ... Mad Man Santiago (as Al Denavo)
Mel Welles ... Joe Gillardi
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Sports Announcer #1
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Storyline

A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.

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Taglines:

He's a boxer. She's a knockout. Together, they score. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuerpo y alma See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of ring fighter movies, mostly boxing, some wrestling, initiated by the box-office and critical success of the Academy Award Best Picture winning boxing movie Rocky (1976). The films include Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Tough Enough (1983), Title Shot (1979), Raging Bull (1980)_, The Champ (1979), Matilda (1978), The Main Event (1979), The Prize Fighter (1979), The Greatest (1977), Body and Soul (1981), Paradise Alley (1978), ...All the Marbles (1981) (aka "The California Dolls"), The One and Only (1978), Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980). See more »

Quotes

Julie Winters: I just wish your were double jointed so you could turn around and kiss your own ass.
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Connections

Remake of Body and Soul (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Feeling
Music by Webster Lewis
Lyrics by Zoom
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