The Champ

The Champ

Jon Voight
Director: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Jon Voight
Jon Voight
, Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
, Rick Schroder
Rick Schroder
Franco Zeffirelli
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
UPC: 0012569523333
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Voight Billy Flynn
Faye Dunaway Annie
Rick Schroder T.J. Flynn
Jack Warden Jackie
Arthur Hill Mike
Strother Martin Riley
Joan Blondell Dolly Kenyon
Mary Jo Catlett Josie
Elisha Cook Georgie
Bill Baldwin Race Track Announcer
Randall "Tex" Cobb Bowers
Eddie Lopez Actor
Ken Wahl Actor
Kristoff St. John Sonny
Stefan Gierasch Charlie Goodman
Allan Miller Whitey
Joe Tornatore Hesh
Shirlee Kong Donna Mae
Jeff Blum Jeffie
Dana Elcar Hoffmaster
Gina Gallego Cuban Girl
Jodie Wilson Mrs. Riley
Bob Gordon TV Reporter
Dorothy Strelsin Dolly's Guest
William Fuller Steward
Ernesto Morelli Bar Patron
Wally Rose Bowers' Manager
Sonny Shields Bowers' Handler #1
Larry Duran Bowers' Handler #2
Jeff Temkin Ring Announcer

Technical Credits
Franco Zeffirelli Director
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Michael Benson Camera Operator
Herman A. Blumenthal Production Designer
Bob Dawn Makeup
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Lee C. Harman Makeup
Martha Johnston Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Michael J. Kohut Sound/Sound Designer
Dyson Lovell Producer
Wiliam L. McCaughey Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Newman Screenwriter
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Joyce Robinson Casting
Aaron Rochin Sound/Sound Designer
Michael J. Sheridan Editor
David Silver Asst. Director

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The Champ 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those movies that stays with you for a long time. Jon Voight was so good in this movie. Ricky Schroeder was a wonderful child actor and remains a wonderful adult star. My only pet-peve about the movie was Faye Dunaway. I really didn't believe she was good for this role. She was not a warm character for the mother role. Her face is devoid of any emotion. I don't feel she did the part any justice. I like her very much, but, in my opinion, she was not right for the part. She was terrific in Bonnie and Clyde, absolutely wonderful in Mommie Dearest, however, I was very disappointed in her performance when I first saw it at the movie theater. The most heart wrenching scene--even thought there were so many--was the scene in the barn, when she's talking about what are T.J's dreams and hopes... and Billy(Jon Voight)says, "what about me..? what about my hopes, my dreams..what about me..!" It was so sad to see that this character was still so in love with the mother of his child..It was heart-breaking. I recommend this movie 100%. Even though I'm not enthusiastic about Dunaway's performance, Jon Voight is an incredible and under-rated actor, and I feel he should've won the Oscar that year. That's just my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a very warm heartmoving story about a little boy who lose's his father due to a gambling debt fight and end's up with his mother whom he alway's thought dead.I cry whenever i watch this movie.Ricky Schroeder did a wonderful job and is very emotionally moving.He really make's the film.This movie is a MUST SEE especially if your a boxing and racehorse fan as well!Don't miss it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
such great acting from unique people.what child wouldn,t cry for his father the way ricky schroeder did in this movie,watch this movie and enjoy it.