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The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

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  • Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations.
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Billie Jean King
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Bobby Riggs
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Marilyn Barnett
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Rosie Casals
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Gladys Heldman
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Jack Kramer
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Cuthbert 'Ted' Tinling
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Priscilla Riggs
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Lornie Kuhle
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Rheo Blair
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Jane 'Peaches' Bartkowicz
Lauren Kline ...
Nancy Richey
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Valerie Ziegenfuss
Fidan Manashirova ...
Judy Tegart Dalton
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Margaret Court
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Kristy Pigeon
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Larry King
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Henry
Kaitlyn Christian ...
Kerry Melville Reid
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Julie Heldman
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Larry Riggs
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Barry Court
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Bonny
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Jerry Perenchio
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Bobby Riggs Jr. (as Cooper Friedman)
Doug Dean ...
Jack Desmond
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Hank Greenberg
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Ken Rosewall
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Bob Sanders
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Riggs' Therapist
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Roone Arledge
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Cocktail Waitress (as Agnes Olech)
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DJ
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Gamblers Anon Leader
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Nightclub Dancer
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Billie's Mom
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Billie's Dad
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Third AD
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Sugar Daddy PR Guy
Faryn Einhorn ...
Waitress at Diner
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TV Reporter
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Chauffeur
Peter A. Hulne ...
Astrodome TV Director
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Female Reporter
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Male Reporter
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Forest Hills - Sportscaster
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TV Announcer - Massacre
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Court / Riggs Match Umpire
Lornie Kuhle ...
Court / Riggs Match Interviewer
Shelly Slocum ...
Hair Client
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Frank Gifford
Konstantina Mallios ...
Gambler
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Gambler
Art Streiber ...
Bobby Riggs' Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Bobby Riggs Fan (uncredited)
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Stewardess (uncredited)
Beth Alspaugh ...
Sugar Daddy Girl (uncredited)
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Cheerleader (uncredited)
Aaron Archuletta ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Florida Tennis Match Specator (uncredited)
Max Bahmani ...
VIP / Former Tennis Pro (uncredited)
Caleb Bailey ...
Ballboy (uncredited)
Jeff Baumann ...
Male Chauvinist Pig (uncredited)
Karen Baxter ...
Mother of the Bride (uncredited)
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Ball Boy (uncredited)
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Sports Reporter / Fan (uncredited)
Alice Borcean ...
Tennis Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Bova ...
Man at Diner Counter (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Ruben Bugayong ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Vince Chavez ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Taylor Clemenza ...
Tennis Attendee (uncredited)
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Staff Member (uncredited)
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Fan (uncredited)
Howard Cosell ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Police Officer #2 (uncredited)
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Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Sports Reporter (uncredited)
Lindsey Elizabeth ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Riggs Cheerleader (uncredited)
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Fan (uncredited)
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Radio Technician (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Control Room Worker (uncredited)
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George Foreman (uncredited)
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Woman #1 (uncredited)
Jahmilla Jackson ...
Tennis Attendee (uncredited)
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Male Journalist / Correspondent (uncredited)
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Hairdresser (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Country Club Member (uncredited)
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Night Club Patron / Tennis Spectator (uncredited)
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Airport / Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Night Club Dancer (uncredited)
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Tennis Patron (uncredited)
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Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Hashim Lafond ...
Rollerskater (uncredited)
Jack Leopardo ...
Egyptian / Model (uncredited)
Sheila M. Lockhart ...
Airport Patron (uncredited)
Frank Lui Geo ...
Tennis Zealot (uncredited)
Christa Lynn ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Sugar Daddy Girl #1 (uncredited)
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Friend of Bobby's (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Shawn C. Nagy ...
Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Dennis Nicomede ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Tennis Match Date (uncredited)
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Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Press Member (uncredited)
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Hardware Store Manager (uncredited)
David Philip Reed ...
News Reporter (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Char Richards ...
VIP Guest / Sports Legend (uncredited)
Ashley Riley ...
Sugardaddy Girl / Cheerleader (uncredited)
Giannina Roggiero ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Tennis Gambler (uncredited)
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Sports Fan (uncredited)
David Sampen ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Tennis Girl (uncredited)
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Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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VIP Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Stadium Crowd (uncredited)
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Ball Girl (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Dorinda Townsend ...
Overzealous Bobby Riggs Fan (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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TV Reporter (uncredited)
Christopher Underwood ...
Cantina Waiter (uncredited)
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Tog (uncredited)
Cerra Angela Vallentine ...
Tennis Match Date (uncredited)
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Formal Ball Attendee (uncredited)
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Cameraman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jonathan Dayton ... (directed by)
Valerie Faris ... (directed by)

Written by

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Simon Beaufoy ... (written by)

Produced by

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Danny Boyle ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Christian Colson ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Karen Ruth Getchell ... associate producer
Robert Graf ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Jeffrey Harlacker ... associate producer
Thomas Patrick Smith ... associate producer

Music by

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Nicholas Britell ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Linus Sandgren ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pamela Martin ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Derek Drouin ... vfx editor
Emma Escamilla ... post-production assistant
Jason Esquivel ... dailies producer
Audrey Evans ... assistant editor
Thomas Kuo ... dailies film scanner
Ken Lebre ... senior dailies producer
Christopher McDonald ... dailies technician
Russell Parks ... post-production assistant
Mitch Paulson ... supervising digital colorist
Staci Pontius ... first assistant editor
Michael Riley ... motion graphics
Matt Wallach ... colorist: dailies
Adam Zucker ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Justine Arteta ... (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner

Production Design by

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Judy Becker

Art Direction by

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Alexander Wei

Set Decoration by

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Matthew Flood Ferguson

Costume Design by

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Mary Zophres

Makeup Department

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Fríða Aradóttir ... hair department head (as Fríða S. Aradóttir) / hair stylist: Ms. Stone & Mr. Carrell (as Fríða S. Aradóttir)
Kim Beaird ... hair stylist (as Kimberly Beaird-Pennell)
Albert Elizondo ... makeup artist
Yukiko Kinkel ... makeup artist
Michele Payne ... hair stylist
Lufeng Qu ... makeup artist
Haruyo Sawada ... key makeup artist
Rita Troy ... key hair stylist
Torsten Witte ... makeup artist: Ms. Stone & Mr. Carrell / makeup department head
Alyson Black-Barrie ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jen Fregozo ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ketty Gonzalez ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Akiko Matsumoto ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kelly Muldoon ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bart Lipton ... production supervisor
Jason Miller ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert E. Kay ... second assistant director
David Marnell ... second second assistant director
Thomas Patrick Smith ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Tim Ackers ... standby painter
Justin Allen ... set decoration buyer
Gregory Byrne ... set dresser
Christopher Casey ... set dresser
Alec Contestabile ... assistant art director
Chad R. Davis ... on-set dresser
Jennifer Dawson ... assistant property master
Jon De Pabon ... gang boss
Doug Dow ... labor foreman
Jennifer Durban ... assistant set decorator
Sara Escamilla ... graphic designer
Greggonio Galicia ... props (as Grecgonio Galicia Pimentel)
Dwayne Grady ... property master
Jennie Harris ... set decorating buyer
Kelly Hemenway ... graphic designer
Wes Hottman ... art department assistant
Alexander Linde ... art department assistant
Cameron Lowande ... props
Danny Metz ... set dresser
Danielle Osborne ... art department coordinator
Lars Petersen ... construction coordinator
Morgan Rusler ... props
Nicholas Rymond ... leadman
Billy Sender ... gang boss / gangboss
Bryan Small ... set dresser
Sarah Snyder ... props
Gregg Szabo ... set dresser
Michael Vojvoda ... set dressing gang boss

Sound Department

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Roberto Dominguez Alegria ... foley mixer (as Roberto Domínguez)
James Ashwill ... foley mixer
Ron Bartlett ... re-recording mixer
David V. Butler ... dialogue/adr editor
John T. Cucci ... foley artist
Chris Diebold ... sound effects editor
Howard Eriksson ... sound utility
Galen Goodpaster ... adr editor
Ben Greaves ... boom operator
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Mildred Iatrou ... supervising sound editor
Nick Jimenez ... adr recordist
Jonathan Klein ... supervising foley editor
Ai-Ling Lee ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Jared Marshack ... mix technician
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Lisa Pinero ... sound mixer
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steeves)
Tim Ryan ... ADR Recordist
Carlos Sotolongo ... adr mixer
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist

Special Effects by

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Sam Dean ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Scott Balkcom ... digital compositor
William Barkus ... compositor
Cody Brunty ... visual effects artist
Patrick Canning ... compositor: lola VFX
Anwei Chen ... visual effects producer
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Trent Claus ... compositor
David Clifton ... visual effects artist
Chad E. Collier ... data manager: Mammal Studios
Dustin Colson ... visual effects artist
Matt Cordero ... digital artist
Gus Duron ... digital opticals editor
Jason Evanko ... visual effects: flame artist
Scott Gastellu ... digital compositor
Kirk Gravatt ... visual effects artist
Nina Harlan ... compositor
Evan Hirschberg ... compositor: Mammal Studios
Chris Hunsberger ... visual effects artist
Chris Ingersoll ... digital compositor
Sarah Keturah ... digital artist
Sun Lee ... matte painter: Lola VFX
Jason Mulyadi ... compositor
David Myles ... digital compositor
Thomas Nittmann ... visual effects executive producer: Lola Visual Effects
Jeff Penick ... compositor
John Polyson ... visual effects editor: Lola VFX
Chris Radcliffe ... visual effects artist: Modeling Supervisor
Travis Reinke ... lidar lead
David Robinson ... visual effects producer
David Robinson ... visual effects
Scanable ... 3d scanning
Walter Schulz ... crowd animation technical director
Mark Stern ... Visual Effects Executive Producer: Lola Visual Effects
Mark Stern ... visual effects
G. Allen Stewart ... rotoscope
John Stewart ... digital compositor
Naeem Stewart ... roto artist
Jeremiah Sweeney ... compositor: Lola VFX
Marios Theodosi ... flame artist
Justin Tirado ... tracker
Yuki Uehara ... digital compositor
Cliff Welsh ... visual effects supervisor: Lola vfx
Edson Williams ... visual effects
Alex J. Wood ... digital compositor: Mammal Studios
Christina Garberson ... visual effects executive (uncredited)

Stunts

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Donny Bailey ... stunt driver
Ed McDermott II ... precision driver
Erik Solky ... stunt coordinator
Vince Spadea ... bobby riggs

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Betancourt ... edge arm operator
Bob Bradshaw ... grip
Anthony Cady ... key grip
Nick Cady ... grip
Edward J. Cox ... rigging electric gang boss
John Curran ... grip
Keith B. Davis ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Degnan ... additional first assistant camera: main unit
Darin Devonshire ... rigging grip
Gregory Doi ... balloon technician
Christopher Ferguson ... lighting console programmer
Melissa Fisher ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David J. Frederick ... additional camera operator
Bill Gilleran ... rigging grip
Charley Gilleran ... rigging key grip
Melinda Sue Gordon ... still photographer
Jerry Gregoricka ... rigging electrician
Brad M. Hazen ... chief lighting technican (as Brad Hazen) / gaffer
Jenna Hoffman ... second assistant camera
Jessica L. Lopez ... additional camera operator
Michael Lowrance ... lighting technician
Dickinson H. Luke ... rigging electrician (as Dickinson Luke)
John R. Manocchia ... rigging gafer
Vince Manocchia ... electrician
Jason Matt ... grip
John Parson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ari Robbins ... "b" camera operator/steadicam
Dale Robinette ... additional still photographer
Joel A. Ruiz ... rigging electric
Michael Sammis ... rigging grip
Charles Simons ... dolly grip A camera
Davon Slininger ... additional camera operator
Brent Studler ... electrician
Andrew Sykes ... rigging grip
Jorge Sánchez ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Renee Treyball ... film loader

Casting Department

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Teresa Brown ... extras casting
James P. Driscoll ... extras casting
Faryn Einhorn ... casting associate
Pat Evans ... crowd casting coordinator
Johnny Gidcomb ... adr voice casting
Cash Oshman ... Big Crowds: President
Alana Raiser ... Big Crowds: Vice President
Bryan Riley ... executive in charge of casting
Aaron Sampson ... casting camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mark Avery ... set costumer
Leigh Bell ... key costumer
Robin Borman-Wizan ... key costumer (as Robin Borman)
Mallory Bradley ... costumer
Joshua Coleman ... additional costumer: background
Lynda Foote ... costume supervisor
Jo Kissack ... assistant costume designer
James David Leal ... costumer
Madeleine Maciag ... additional set costumer
Rob Phillips ... Key Ager-Dyer
Sarah Schuessler ... background costumer
Laura Wolford ... set costumer

Location Management

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Lori A. Balton ... location scout
Chris Baugh ... location manager
Darrin Cummings ... key assistant location manager
Sofia Ochoa ... key assistant location manager
Rick Poyner ... key assistant location manager
Aurora Ann Quinones ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Steven Baker ... music supervisor
Nicholas Britell ... conductor / orchestrator
George Doering ... musician
Matt Dunkley ... orchestrator
Tim Fain ... musician: solo violin
John Finklea ... music editor
Aaron Meyer ... music preparation
Rebecca Morellato ... music production executive
Ashley Olauson ... assistant orchestra contractor
Chris Robertson ... music clearances
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Peter Rotter ... music contractor / on set music contractor
Richey Rynkowski ... midi translation
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer
Booker White ... music preparation
Terry Wilson ... temp music editor
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)
Patrick Houlihan ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Frank Annunziata ... driver
Rebekah Avery Martin ... dot admin
Chris Raines ... transportation co-captain
Paul E. Stroh ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Wendy Altman-Cohen ... Principal Eyewear
H. Leah Amir ... Key Craft Service
Alex Antov ... medic
Caleb Bailey ... film extra
Alex Barnoya ... medic
Steve Baruch ... medic
Paul Belenardo ... production accountant
Salomé Breziner ... publicity team
Jennifer Cain ... voice actor
Sara Chaisson ... office production assistant
Kaitlyn Christian ... tennis double: Ms. Stone
Lauren Coggiola ... assistant: Ms. Stone
Hunter James Cox ... production assistant
Doug Dean ... tennis coach: Mr. Carell
Gaia Elkington ... assistant: Mr. Colson & Mr. Boyle
Jill R. Fox ... publicity team
Mandy Friedrich ... studio teacher (2017)
Christina Garner ... second assistant accountant
Drew Grant ... assistant production office coordinator
Michelle Gutierrez-Martina ... production assistant
Lon Haber ... publicity team
Jimmy Hang ... production assistant
Danielle Hartnett ... adr/voice talent
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Emma Stone
Beverly Hsiao ... extra cast
Dominique Jaramillo ... key medic
Jamie Jessop ... Executive For Ingenious Media
Billie Jean King ... special consultant
Ilana Kloss ... special consultant
Lornie Kuhle ... tennis coach / tennis consultant
Kevin Maier ... assistant: Mr. Carell
Fidan Manashirova ... tennis double: Ms. McNamee
Megan Marquardt ... production secretary
Lauren Suzanne Martin ... accounting clerk
Tina Martin ... production assistant
Lyn Matsuda Norton ... script supervisor
Tim Neven ... production assistant
Chelsea Newman ... production assistant
Suzy Paradise ... assistant: cast
Ben Pronsky ... adr voice actor
Lisa Pruett ... trainer: Ms. Stone
Chris Raby ... assistant: Mr. Graf (as Christopher Raby)
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Emily Ann Rupp ... assistant: Ms. Faris & Mr. Dayton (as Emily Rupp)
Jennifer Salada ... first assistant accountant
Andrea Scarso ... executive: Ingenious Media
Sahirr Sethhi ... assistant to directors
Adonis Simmons ... production assistant
Suzy Skarulis ... set production assistant
Nicholas Snell ... office production assistant
Vince Spadea ... tennis choreographer/technical advisor
Jeff Tavani ... key set production assistant
Elizabeth Tyson ... production coordinator
Angelo Vacco ... voice actor
Christian Vogeler ... set production assistant
Kevin Wells ... additional set production assistant

Thanks

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Mike Mills ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Taglines He made a bet. She made history. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Battle of the Sexes (United States)
  • The Battle of the Sexes (World-wide, English title)
  • Battle of the Sexes - Gegen jede Regel (Germany)
  • La batalla de los sexos (Spain)
  • Битва статей (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In 1973, Billie Jean King was 29 and Bobby Riggs was 55. At the time of filming, Emma Stone was 28 and Steve Carell was 54. See more »
Goofs While Bobby Riggs is watching television in the Rolls-Royce, he passes channels showing Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and Kojak (1973). Both shows were on CBS, but on different days, and neither was in syndication in 1973. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 7 September 2017 (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Movie House Theme See more »
Crazy Credits The Fox Searchlight Pictures and TSG Entertainment logos are redone in period-appropriate styles. See more »
Quotes Bobby Riggs: I'm the ladies number one. I'm the champ. Why would I lose?
Billie Jean King: Because dinosaurs can't play tennis.
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