• Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Release Date: 1962

DVD Release Date: May 14th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Fictional aging heavyweight Louis "Mountain" Rivera (Anthony Quinn) is felled by young Cassius Clay, the future Muhammad Ali, and finds his professional career over. His manipulative manager (Jackie Gleason) owes money on bets placed against Rivera, and convinces him to become a wrestler. Humiliated by the notion, Rivera examines the few options available in the afterglow of a boxing career. Rivera is broken and battered, but he continues to have the support of his trainer (Mickey Rooney).

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris, Stanley Adams, Madame Spivy, Herbie Faye, Jack Dempsey

Director: Ralph Nelson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Gripping, Transformation, 1960s, New York City, Fall, Rousing

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