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Still shot from the movie: Resurrecting The Champ.

Resurrecting The Champ

Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett), a struggling sports reporter, has no idea the homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) he rescues from a street brawl is actually a former boxing legend. When he finds out, he decides to write an article that he hopes will resurrect the champ--and his own career. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 23 Aug 2007
Video Release: 07 Apr 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Stories of other boxing champions hoping to regain their titles can be seen in Rocky Balboa and Cinderella Man. Another movie that recounts the lengths a father will go for his son is The Pursuit of Happyness.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 8 April 2008

The Resurrecting The Champ enters the DVD ring in widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) format with a making-of featurette, as well as interviews with cast and crew (Josh Hartnett, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathryn Morris, Alan Alda, director Rod Lurie and boxing/stunt coordinator Eric Bryson). Audio tracks are available in English 5.1 Dolby Surround, with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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