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Holiday Movie: The Champ


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Concludes a season of films in the afternoon on BBC1 during the Christmas holiday. Starring Jon Voight Faye Dunaway Ricky Schroder
Franco Zeffirelli 's deeply moving film features Jon Voight as 'The Champ', an ex-boxer on the skids through gambling and drink who is nonetheless idolised by his son TJ. But 'The Champ's' ex-wife, now remarried and living in style, makes a strong bid to reclaim her child. An intensively emotional 'tug of love' develops over TJ, who is winningly played by Ricky Schroder in this up-dated version of the 1931 classic.
Screenplay by WALTER NEWMAN Produced by DYSON LOVELL
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Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Faye Dunaway
Unknown: Ricky Schroder
Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli
Unknown: Jon Voight
Played By: Ricky Schroder
Unknown: Walter Newman
Produced By: Dyson Lovell
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelli
Billy: Jon Voight
Annie: Faye Dunaway
TJ: Ricky Schroder
Jackie: Jack Warden
Mike: Arthur Hill
Riley: Strother Martin
Dolly Kenyon: Joan Blondell
Josie: Mary Jo Catlett
Georgie: Elisha Cook
Charlie Goodman: Stefan Gierasch
Whitey: Allan Miller
Hesh: Joe Tornatore
Donna Mae: Shirlee Kong
Jeffie: Jeff Blum
Hoffmaster: Dana Elcar

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Holiday Movie: The Champ

BBC One London, 31 December 1987 13.50

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