Resurrecting the Champ

Resurrecting the Champ

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Director: Rod Lurie

Cast: Rod Lurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris

     
 

Director and co-screenwriter (along with Chris Gerolmo, Allison Burnett, and Michael Bortman) Rod Lurie tells the uplifting tale of a sports writer who almost lost it all before stumbling into the story of a lifetime in this uplifting sports-themed drama starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson. Erik (Hartnett) is a Denver-based sports writer whose prose is dull… See more details below

Overview

Director and co-screenwriter (along with Chris Gerolmo, Allison Burnett, and Michael Bortman) Rod Lurie tells the uplifting tale of a sports writer who almost lost it all before stumbling into the story of a lifetime in this uplifting sports-themed drama starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson. Erik (Hartnett) is a Denver-based sports writer whose prose is dull and whose marriage is failing. Not only is Erik having a difficult time dealing with his stubborn editor Metz (Alan Alda) - who refuses to take the suffering scribe off of the boxing beat - but the pain of being separated from his young son has weighed heavier on Erik's conscience than he could have ever imagined. When Erik sees a local homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) being violently assaulted by a gang of sadistic street toughs, he instinctively comes to the suffering man's rescue. As fate would have, Erik discovers that the nondescript homeless man is actually the former boxing champion Battling Bob Satterfield, whom many sports fans had assumed dead. Now driven to tell the story that may establish him as a successful sports writer, Erik gradually begins to make the transformation from ordinary man to extraordinary champion - largely by turning inward and by reexamining his relationship with his own son.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
UPC:
0024543495499
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
45,169

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with director Rod Lurie; Resurrecting the Champ featurette; Cast and crew interviews; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samuel L. Jackson Battling Bob Satterfield
Josh Hartnett Erik Kernan
Kathryn Morris Joyce
Alan Alda Metz
Teri Hatcher Flak
David Paymer Whitely
Rachel Nichols Actor

Technical Credits
Rod Lurie Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Kathleen Black Casting
Michael Bortman Original Story,Screenwriter
Sarah Boyd Editor
Allison Burnett Original Story,Screenwriter
Kelly Coe Special Effects
Tom Cox Co-producer
Kevin J. Edelman Musical Direction/Supervision
Candice Elzinga Casting
Bradley J. Fischer Executive Producer
Rhonda Fisekci Casting
Marc Frydman Producer
Chris Gerolmo Screenwriter
Bill Ives Art Director
Adam Kane Cinematographer
Larry Groupe Score Composer
Mike Medavoy Producer
Arnie Messer Executive Producer
Murray Ord Co-producer
Wendy Partridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis Philips Executive Producer
Jordy Randall Co-producer
Ken Rempel Production Designer
Kathleen Tomasik Casting
Bob Yari Producer
Frederick Zollo Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Resurrecting the Champ
1. Main Titles/Standing Alone [2:58]
2. Having Some Fun [3:52]
3. Unimpressive Copy [4:39]
4. Story Pitch [3:42]
5. Noncommittal [3:55]
6. The Look in His Eyes [4:34]
7. Erik's Title Shot [2:36]
8. Lunch [3:43]
9. Heavyweight Dreams [:15]
10. Glory Days [3:55]
11. Famous Friends [5:16]
12. Published! [3:09]
13. "He's Dead" [2:13]
14. Positive ID [4:35]
15. Ethical Dilemma [5:22]
16. Rising Star [5:42]
17. Show Business [3:32]
18. Joyce's Advice [2:50]
19. Lawsuit [1:41]
20. Loser [1:10]
21. Somebody Better [4:37]
22. Erik's Dad [:22]
23. Career Day [2:11]
24. Settlement Meeting [4:15]
25. A Son's Trust [4:51]
26. Final Match [1:32]
27. Resurrecting the Champ [2:41]
28. End Titles [2:45]

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