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The Champ
Directed by:
Franco Zeffirelli

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, "The Champ" (also known as "Champ, Der", "Campione, Il") is a Drama/Sport film, released in the USA on March 20 of 1979 . Jon Voight and Faye Dunaway are starring, alongside Jack Warden, Arthur Hill, Strother Martin and Joan Blondell.

The most poignant love-triangle of all - a father, his son, and the woman who came between them.

Who directed "The Champ":

The Champ was directed by Franco Zeffirelli, an Italian director, writer, producer, and actor.

Before The Champ, Franco Zeffirelli had directed Fratello sole, sorella luna, released in 1972, Romeo and Juliet (1968), The Taming of the Shrew (1967). Since, he directed Endless Love, released in 1981, Pagliacci (1982), Cavalleria rusticana (1982), Giovane Toscanini, Il (1988), Hamlet (1990), and Storia di una capinera (1993).

When was "The Champ" released:

The Champ was initially released on Tuesday, March 20, 1979, in the United States.. This was forty (40) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, July 10, 1979 in the United Kingdom; Thursday, October 25, 1979 in Germany and on Thursday, August 02, 1979 in Australia.

Who is at the casting of "The Champ":

At the casting of The Champ we find Jon Voight, previously seen in Coming Home (1978) and The Odessa File (1974); Faye Dunaway (Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), Voyage of the Damned (1976)); Jack Warden (Death on the Nile (1978), Heaven Can Wait (1978)) [ more... ]

  • Dana Elcar and Allan Miller also worked together in Baby Blue Marine, released in 1976.
  • Dana Elcar and Joe Tornatore can also be seen in The Sting, released in 1973.
  • Jack Warden and Jon Voight also appeared together in A Dog of Flanders, released in 1999.

What is the Storyline of "The Champ":

Billy Flynn, an ex-boxing champion, is now a horse trainer in Hialeah, Florida. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J. He has custody of his son after his wife Annie left him seven years ago. T.J. worships "The Champ," who has gambling debts and begins working on a comeback in order to give his boy a better future. But suddenly Annie shows up again.


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