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Resurrecting the Champ

PG-13| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Things are not going well for Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett). Erik, a sports reporter, is stuck covering the bush leagues because his editor (Alan Alda) thinks he cannot cut it as writer. On top of that, his marriage is disintegrating. One night, he rescues a homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) and discovers the guy is Battling Bob Satterfield, a former boxer rumored to be dead. Erik sees a chance to give his career a much-needed boost by writing the athlete's story.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson , Josh Hartnett , Kathryn Morris , Alan Alda , Teri Hatcher , Rachel Nichols , David Paymer , Harry J. Lennix

Director: Rod Lurie

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Release Date: August 24th, 2007|1 hr. 52 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • It's the complexity of Lurie's moral universe that makes it linger in the mind. show more

  • The movie itself -- which deals (not very interestingly) with the issue of journalistic integrity and (very predictably) with father-son relationships -- doesn't pack much of a wallop. show more

  • Struggles to get off the ropes and never quite establishes its rhythm. The film takes place in eternal moral twilight, dark enough to make faces look photogenically poignant, light enough to see the white lies. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 woussko
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    Once again Mr. Jackson's acting was great. What I like about this movie is that the ending is not at all as you would expect it to be from the begining parts. This is a movie where you got to keep awake and pay attention and you will. I like that the truth came out, but in a great way and not with the hate and angry side we are led to expect. If people would learn that lesson and apply it to real life would could all improve.

  • May 22, 2008 billcarteris
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    In this day and age of over-amped sounds and misleading promotions, I found this to be a refreshing experience where I arrived at the movie with no expectations and walked out delighted that I had seen the movie. It reminded me of ehen I went to see Don Juan De Marco, with Johnny Depp

  • May 22, 2008 mdunham227
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    Jackson and Harnett should both be up for academy awards. This was a great movie for the whole family.

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