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The Champ (1979)

PG
121 min | Drama, Sport

A former boxer discovers that his biggest battle of all is going to be with his ex-wife, Annie, who returns after abandoning their young son seven years prior.
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$ 1,972,684
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$ 30,441,738
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Apr 4, 1979 (United States)

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Billy Billy   See fewer
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Dolly Kenyon Dolly Kenyon   See fewer
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Stefan Gierasch
Charlie Goodman Charlie Goodman   See fewer
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Whitey Whitey   See fewer
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Shirlee Kong
Donna Mae Donna Mae   See fewer
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Jeffie Jeffie   See fewer
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Dana Elcar
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Randall 'Tex' Cobb
Bowers (as Randall Cobb) Bowers (as Randall Cobb)   See fewer
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Kristoff St. John
Sonny (as Christoff St. John) Sonny (as Christoff St. John)   See fewer
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Gina Gallego
Cuban Girl Cuban Girl   See fewer
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Jody Wilson
Mrs. Riley Mrs. Riley   See fewer
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Bob Gordon
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Gene Picchi
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Bill Baldwin
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Rita Turner
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Dorothy Streisin
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Lionel Dozier
Hot Walker Hot Walker   See fewer
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Charles W. Camac
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David Peden
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William Fuller
Steward Steward   See fewer
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Vanna Salviati
Pitch Lady Pitch Lady   See fewer
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Ernesto Molinari
Bar Patron (as Ernesto Morelli) Bar Patron (as Ernesto Morelli)   See fewer
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Robert Sutton
Second Gambler (as Robert Ray Sutton) Second Gambler (as Robert Ray Sutton)   See fewer
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Philip Tuersky
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Geoff Marlowe
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George Stidham
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Willie White
Willie Willie   See fewer
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Curtis Jackson
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Wally Rose
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Sonny Shields
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Larry Duran
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Lars Hensen
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Eddie 'El Annimal' Lopez
Boxer Corner Man (as Eddie 'El Animal' Lopez) Boxer Corner Man (as Eddie 'El Animal' Lopez)   See fewer
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Ralph Gambina
Timekeeper Timekeeper   See fewer
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Mario Bellini
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited) Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Berle
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Tony Dante
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Daniel Elam
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Boxer in Gym (uncredited) Boxer in Gym (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy's Sparring Partner (uncredited) Billy's Sparring Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Uncle Eddie (uncredited) Uncle Eddie (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 6,976 votes