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Grand Champion (2002)

G | | Comedy, Family | March 2002 (USA)
'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry Tubb

Writer:

Barry Tubb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Lauren Adams ... Hallie
Jacob Fisher Jacob Fisher ... Buddy
Emma Roberts ... Sister
Barry Tubb ... Dr. Alfred / Jesse James Davis
Hokey Hokey ... Himself - steer
Cache Williams Cache Williams ... Edgar
Candance Henry Candance Henry ... Dorthea
Broderick Beaver Broderick Beaver ... John Lee Bloomer
Steven Bland Steven Bland ... Pete (as Steven 'Dooky' Bland)
Natalie Maines ... Fiona / KMOO DJ
Sue Molnar Sue Molnar ... DJ Assistant
Eloise DeJoria ... Mitzi Bloomer
Andy Buckley ... Frank Bloomer (as Andy Buckley)
Andy Smith Jr. Andy Smith Jr. ... County Show Announcer
Jo Carol Pierce Jo Carol Pierce ... Check Out Lady
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'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of Grand Champion. People from all walks of life help Buddy and Hokey make their way across Texas by cheering them on to a toe-tapping surprise ending. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy bajnok See more »

Filming Locations:

Kent County, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,180, 10 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$163,200, 17 July 2005
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Color
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Grand Champion is a great family movie
5 September 2004 | by RobertPattersonSee all my reviews

Went to the Preview Engagement of "Grand Champion" today (Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Snyder and a couple of other Texas cities). There are so few movies suitable for young children...but this one is, and it's great. Though the plot is a little "Hokey" (also the name of the steer in the movie), it is a wonderful story for children. And I enjoyed it, too.

The film pretty well represents West Texas ranch family life, although a little exaggerated. Director/Author Barry Tubb ought to get it right since he grew up in that environment. He called the film his "love letter to Texas."

Joey Lauren Adams plays the single mom of Buddy (Jacob Fisher) and Sister 'Blow' (Emma Roberts). Watch Emma Roberts (Julia Roberts' niece); she's very good and I think she will be in more films. There are also cameo appearances from Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, musicians George Strait, Charlie Robison, Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely and rodeo legends Larry Mahan and Tuff Hedeman.

If you have young children or just want to see a feel-good movie, check out "Grand Champion" when it comes to your city (supposedly later this month). Y'all will enjoy it and it WILL make you feel good.

I guess since I'm from West Texas, I might be a little biased...nah, I'm impartial. The film is excellent!


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