Resurrecting The Champ

Inspired by Los Angeles Magazine's Pulitzer Prize-nominated article by J.R. Moehringer about a homeless man who claimed to be a once-famous boxer, Rod Lurie's film never fully reconciles the story about newsroom ethics with the sentimental drama about bad dads and bereft sons. Erik Kernan Jr (Josh Hartnett), Moehringer's fictionalized stand-in, is a sports...read more

Resurrecting the Champ
Struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett) encounters a homeless man who calls himself Champ (Samuel L. Jackson) only to determine that (more…)
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02:31 — Struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett) encounters a homeless man who calls himself 'Champ' (Samuel L. Jackson) only to determine that (more…)

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  • Released: 2007
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Inspired by Los Angeles Magazine's Pulitzer Prize-nominated article by J.R. Moehringer about a homeless man who claimed to be a once-famous boxer, Rod Lurie's film never fully reconciles the story about newsroom ethics with the sentimental drama about bad… (more)

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