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Title:
The champ
Author:
Voight, Jon, 1938-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of an ex-boxing champion managing to support his son while training for his comeback. He also fights a custody battle that continues until the Champ returns to the ring, where he wins--and loses.
General Note:
Widescreen.

Videocassette release of the 1979 motion picture.

Based on a story by Frances Marion.

Special features: Audio commentary by Jon Voight and Rick Schroder; behind the scenes documentary; theatrical trailers and the 1931 original.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG.
ISBN:
9780790765273
UPC:
012569523326
Format :
DVD

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Billy (Jon Voight) is on the road with his son T.J. (Ricky Schroder), fighting low-end boxing matches for drinking money before moving on to the next town for another match. When his ex-wife (and T.J.'s mother) Annie (Faye Dunaway) shows up, it's to tell him that she wants custody of the boy. She has remarried and has risen to social prominence in her community. She wants the same for T.J. Determined to keep his son with him, Billy decides to train properly in order to be a success instead of just a washed-up punching bag. This gorgeously photographed drama is a remake of the 1931 film, which won its star Wallace Beery an Oscar. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


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