• When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)

When Billie Beat Bobby

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2005

PG |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Bobby Riggs (Ron Silver), a middle-aged former tennis champion, challenges female players to exhibition matches as a way to make money and generate publicity for himself. The chauvinistic Riggs is riding high after he defeats Margaret Court (Jacqueline McKenzie), a top-ranked player. Then he publicly challenges another woman, Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter). King accepts, but takes the match more seriously than Riggs, and uses the ensuing media circus to promote women's equality in sports.

Cast: Holly Hunter, Ron Silver, Jacqueline McKenzie, Matt Letscher, Bob Gunton, Vince Van Patten, Fred Willard, Caitlin Martin

Director: Jane Anderson

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Rousing , Spirited , Amusing , Quest , Rivalry , 1970s


Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie