Resurrecting the Champ

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Genres - Biography, Drama, Sports  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Boxing Film  |   Release Date - Aug 3, 2007  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Resurrecting the Champ is a 2007 American drama sports film directed by Rod Lurie. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett, based on a Los Angeles Times Magazine article entitled Resurrecting the Champ, by author J.R. Moehringer. The film centers on a fictionalized former athlete portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, living on the streets of Denver, who attempts to impersonate the life and career of former professional heavyweight boxer Bob Satterfield. The ensemble cast also features Josh Hartnett, Alan Alda, David Paymer, and Teri Hatcher. The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Phoenix Pictures, Alberta Film Entertainment, Battleplan Productions, and the Yari Film Group. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by the Yari Film Group, while in the home video rental market it was distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Resurrecting the Champ explores professional ethics, journalism and athletics. On September 25, 2007, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the Rykodisc record label. The film score was composed and orchestrated by musicians Larry Groupé and Blake Hazard. Indie Rock band The Submarines also contributed a musical track to the score. In 2008, the film was nominated for an ESPY Award for Best Sports Movie as well as a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film, Young Actor Age Ten or Younger. Resurrecting the Champ premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States on August 24, 2007 grossing $3,172,573 in domestic ticket receipts. The film took in an additional $69,854 in business through international release for a combined worldwide total of $3,242,427. Preceding its initial screening in cinemas, the film was generally met with positive critical reviews. With its initial foray into the home video marketplace; the widescreen DVD edition of the film featuring theatrical trailers, cast and crew interviews, and commentary with director Lurie among other highlights, was released in the United States on April 8, 2008.

Movie Info

Budget

$13,000,000

Box Office

$3,243,611

Tags

United States, Young Artist Award

Attributes

Narrative Location: Colorado
Subject: boxing

Alternate Titles

Boскрешая чемпиона
RU
Cempiono prisikelimas
LT
El último asalto
ES
I anaviosi enos thrylou
GR
Întoarcerea campionului
RO
La rivincita del campione
IT
O Renascer do Campeão
PT
O Resgate de Um Campeão
BR
Obujeni prvak
SI
Renaissance d'un champion
FR
Resucitando al campeón
CL
Resurrecting the Champ
AU, CA, DK, NZ, SE, GB, US
Resurrecting the Champ - pelastakaa mestari
FI
Şampiyonun Dirilişi
TR
Sortis de l'ombre
CA
The Champ
DE
Uskrsnuće prvaka
RS
Viszlát, Bajnok!
HU
Wskrzeszenie Mistrza
PL
Воскресити чемпіона
UA
Да възкресиш шампиона
BG
להציל את האלוף
IL
サミュエル・L・ジャクソン in ザ・チャンプ 伝説のファイター
JP