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Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (1985)

This is the story of boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

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Richard Michaels

Writer:

Dennis Nemec
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... Lenny Mancini
Doug McKeon ... Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini
Mariclare Costello ... Ellen Mancini
Tony Burton ... Grif
Ray Buktenica ... Dave Wolf
James T. Callahan ... Father O'Neill
Richard Bakalyan ... Frank Jacobs
Curtis Conaway Curtis Conaway ... Lenny Jr.
Luisa Leschin Luisa Leschin ... Ellen Jr.
Norman Alden ... Ray Arcel
Ben Frank ... Eddie Sullivan
Carl Steven ... Ray - age 10
Judith Penrod Judith Penrod ... Business Lady
James Arone ... Freddy
Marty Denkin Marty Denkin ... Referee
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This is the story of boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuore di campione See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A great tv movie
6 April 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

I saw this back in 1985 when I was about 7 years old. A terrific movie. Even though it was a made for tv movie and couldn't compare to Rocky or Raging Bull, it stood on its own two feet. I enjoyed how the movie was about a Boxer but not so much about boxing. The relationship between Ray and his older brother made the movie more real. An inspiration to any Italian kid who wants to be a boxer, The Boom Boom Mancini story is a forgotten movie that shouldn't be. Maybe with some bonus feature and an interview with Ray Mancini, this movie could make its way to DVD someday. Keep your fingers crossed


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