Resurrecting the Champ

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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 ...
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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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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • UPC: 024543495499
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,551

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Resurrecting the Champ
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         Commentary With Director Rod Lurie
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Special Features
      Commentary With Director Rod Lurie: On
      Commentary With Director Rod Lurie: Off
      Featurette
      Cast & Crew Interviews
         Play All
         Director Rod Lurie On:
            Erik's Relationship With His Father
            Alan Alda
            Dakota Goyo
            Working With the Homeless
         Josh Hartnett On:
            Working With Samuel L. Jackson
            Director Rod Lurie
         Samuel L. Jackson On:
            The Champ's Life
         Kathryn Morris On:
            Her Character, Joyce
         Alan Alda On:
            Metz's Relationship With Erik
         Boxing/Stunt Coordinator Eric Bryson On:
            The Realistic Punches in the Film
            Samuel L. Jackson
      Theatrical Trailer
      Bonneville
      The Darjeeling Limited
      Feast of Love
      The Final Inquiry
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