Resurrecting the Champ Image
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

Summary: One night after leaving the paper, sports reporter Erik Kernan sees a gang of thugs beating up a homeless man. He notices how well the grizzly old fellow can take a punch. He bobs, he weaves, he lands a few good ones himself until Erik chases the thugs away, who leave jeers of how they beat "The Champ" in their wake. Erik realizes he has just rescued the legendary "Battling Bob Satterfield" and stumbled on the story of a lifetime. Rumor had it that Satterfield was dead...and yet here he was. An article about the rise, fall, and resurrection of a former heavyweight contender could get Erik's career off the ropes and breathe life into his confidence. A story like this could be the title shot he has been waiting for; a chance to change his life forever. (Yari Film Group Releasing)
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language.
Production: Phoenix Pictures
Genres: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 1, 2008
Director Credit
Rod Lurie Director
Writer Credit
Allison Burnett Screenplay
J.R. Moehringer Los Angeles Times Magazine Article
Michael Bortman Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Josh Hartnett Erik Kernan Jr.
Samuel L. Jackson Champ
Cast Credit
Alan Alda Ralph Metz
Chris Ippolito Jaws
Dakota Goyo Teddy Kernan
David Paymer Whitley
Harry Lennix Bob Satterfield Jr.
Jameson Trenholm Runt
Kathryn Morris Joyce Kernan
Kristen Shaw Perlmutter
Nick Sandow Marciano
Peter Coyote Ike Epstein
Rachel Nichols Polly
Ryan McDonald Kenny
Teri Hatcher Andrea Flak
Producer Credit
Arnold Messer Executive Producer
Bob Yari Producer
Brad Fischer Executive Producer
Frederick Zollo Executive Producer
James Spies Line Producer
Jordy Randall Co-Producer
Louis Phillips Executive Producer
Marc Frydman Producer
Mike Medavoy Producer
Murray Ord Co-Producer
Rod Lurie Producer
Tom Cox Co-Producer
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