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The Battle of the Sexes (2013)

A look at the events leading up to the 1973 tennis match between retired men's champ Bobby Riggs and the current women's Wimbledon winner Billie Jean King.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billie Jean King ... Self
Virginia Wade ... Self
Lornie Kuhle Lornie Kuhle ... Self
Bobby Wilson Bobby Wilson ... Self (archive footage)
Cliff Richey Cliff Richey ... Self
Julie Heldman ... Self
Rosemary Casals Rosemary Casals ... Self (as Rosie Casals)
Gloria Steinem ... Self (voice)
Chris Evert ... Self
Larry King ... Self (archive footage) (as Mr. King)
Walter Cronkite ... Self (archive footage)
Martin Luther King ... Self (archive footage)
John Lennon ... Self (archive footage)
Yoko Ono ... Self (archive footage)
Bobby Riggs ... Self (archive footage)
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It was a match made in heaven: she was the darling of American tennis, an outspoken activist against sexism in sport and society; he was the charismatic, fast talking, hustling chauvinist showman. Yet their unlikely 'courtship', in the midst of a social revolution, captured the imaginations of people around the world, empowered a generation, and changed sport forever. Written by Anonymous

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Billie Jean King v Bobby Riggs. The inside story of how a champion battled to change the world. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »
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The dramatic feature film covering the same story and subject matter was made and released about four years after this feature-length documentary debuted and the movie almost had the same title except for the definite article [See: Battle of the Sexes (2017)]. See more »

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Whatever helps you sleep at night
6 December 2019 | by ramfatSee all my reviews

Bobby Riggs was a senior citizen, and had been retired from tennis for over 20 years when he played against King. Anyone who thinks this is some kind of amazing feat by King, is just deluding themselves.


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26 June 2013 (UK) See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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