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Resurrecting the Champ (2007) - Movie Details

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113 min.
Release Date
August 24, 2007
DVD Release Date
April 8, 2008 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
113 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language

Struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett) encounters a homeless man who calls himself "Champ" (Samuel L. Jackson) only to determine that he is the one-time boxing champion Battling Bob Satterfield. What begins as a story about resurrecting a once-great man becomes Erik's title shot. In his journey to uncover the truth, Erik has to reexamine his own life and his relationship with his young son.... Full synopsis »

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It's always sad when you see someone who at one point was so great, but since has seen his life dwindle away. When you pass by people who look down on their luck, it's safe to assume that at some point in their life they were doing just fine; they were fun-loving children, went to Thanksgiving dinners with their family, and had a job. Maybe they were soldiers, or husbands, or fathers, or athletes. How someone can go from greatness to living on the street is hard to fathom, but it happens every day. Full movie review »
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