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The Battle of the Sexes ()


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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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Sandra Giles ...
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Tony Trabert ...
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Directed by

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James Erskine
Zara Hayes

Produced by

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Nick Batzias ... co-executive producer
James Erskine ... producer
Victoria Gregory ... producer
Robert Jolliffe ... executive producer (as Robert Joliffe)
Billie Jean King ... executive producer
Andrew Riach ... associate producer
Paul Wiegard ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Christopher Nicholas Bangs

Film Editing by

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Adam Recht

Editorial Department

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Moira Brophy ... digital intermediate producer
Maria Chamberlain ... assistant colourist
Sinéad Cronin ... on-line editor
Ian Davies ... additional editor
Lawrence Hook ... on-line assistant
Vincent Narduzzo ... colorist

Costume Design by

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Francisco Rodriguez-Weil

Makeup Department

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Lorraine Hill ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Megan Wynn ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Patrick James Stephens ... first assistant director

Sound Department

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Antony Bayman ... re-recording mixer
Julien Pirrie ... foley recordist
Christopher Wilson ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charlie Chambers ... camera assistant
Richard Turner ... focus puller

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tanya Aanderaa ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Vicki Williams ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Robert aaron Brown ... production van operator

Other crew

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Rachel Doctors ... researcher
J.D. ... international distribution: Terminal Entertainment
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist

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Richard Muscio ... thanks
Joe Vecchio ... thanks
David Westhead ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Billie Jean King v Bobby Riggs See more »
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Also Known As
  • Battle of the Sexes (World-wide, English title)
  • Matchball - feminist mot sjåvinist (Norway)
  • Sugupoolte võitlus (Estonia)
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  • 83 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Battle of the Sexes: Extended Interview with Billie Jean King (2013). See more »

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