• The Champ (1979)

The Champ

Release Date: 1979

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2002

PG |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Billy (Jon Voight) used to be a great boxer, but he's settled into a hardscrabble life that revolves around drinking, training horses, and the one bright spot in his existence -- his young son, T.J. (Ricky Schroder). Although Billy has had custody of T.J. since his wife, Annie (Faye Dunaway), left the family years ago, her return prompts a new struggle for the former fighter. Determined to hold on to T.J., Billy gets back into the ring to try and recapture his past success.

Cast: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill, Strother Martin, Joan Blondell, Mary Jo Catlett

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Underdog, Son, Moving, 1970s, Emotional, Father, Love

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)