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Champions (1984)

PG
106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous recovery and goes on to win the 1981 Grand National ...See moreThe true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous recovery and goes on to win the 1981 Grand National steeple chase on the horse Aldaniti. Written by Jonathan Broxton See less
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Bob Champion (book "Champion's Story") | Jonathan Powell (book "Champion's Story") | Evan Jones (screenplay)
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Opening weekend
$54,262
Gross (US & Canada)
$200,498
Gross (World)
$200,498
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Apr 20, 1984 (United States)

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42 cast members
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John Hurt
Bob Champion Bob Champion   See fewer
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Ann Bell
Valda Embiricos Valda Embiricos   See fewer
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Jan Francis
Jo Beswick Jo Beswick   See fewer
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Peter Barkworth
Nick Embiricos Nick Embiricos   See fewer
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Edward Woodward
Josh Gifford Josh Gifford   See fewer
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Ben Johnson
Burly Cocks Burly Cocks   See fewer
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Kirstie Alley
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Alison Steadman
Mary Hussey Mary Hussey   See fewer
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Jonathan Newth
Mr. Griffith Jones Mr. Griffith Jones   See fewer
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Ceri Jackson
1st Nurse 1st Nurse   See fewer
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Francesca Brill
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Andrew Wilde
Graham Graham   See fewer
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Judy Parfitt
Dr. Merrow Dr. Merrow   See fewer
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Andrew Fell
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Julie Adams
Emma Hussey Emma Hussey   See fewer
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Michael Byrne
Richard Hussey Richard Hussey   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Charles Charles   See fewer
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Hubert Rees
Bill (Hiawatha) Bill (Hiawatha)   See fewer
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Richard Adams
Nicky Hussey Nicky Hussey   See fewer
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Stephen Jenn
Bald Patient Bald Patient   See fewer
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Les Conrad
Masseur Masseur   See fewer
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Noel Dyson
Mrs. Champion Mrs. Champion   See fewer
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John Woodnutt
Mr. Champion Mr. Champion   See fewer
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Wendy Gifford
Althea Althea   See fewer
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Mark Burns
Thorne Thorne   See fewer
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Graham Welcome
Clerk of the Scales Clerk of the Scales   See fewer
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Leonard Trolley
Steward Steward   See fewer
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John Guise
Starter Starter   See fewer
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Aldaniti
Himself - horse Himself - horse   See fewer
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Robert Hitchmough
John Thorne (jockey) (uncredited) John Thorne (jockey) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Wood
Shaun Patient (behind Bob Champion) (uncredited) Shaun Patient (behind Bob Champion) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 539 votes