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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. »


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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Do you think it was a good idea for Erik to buy booze for the obviously alcoholic man? Do his actions indicate any concerned for the Satterfield ‘s welfare, or do you think he is simply using him to get his story? Do Erik’s actions and/or motivations change as he gets to know the homeless character?

What do you think accounts for Erik’s error in judgment? Was it avoidable? Was he deliberately careless? Do you think it will always be possible to avoid similar mistakes in your life? How can you best correct problems that occur due to your own shortcomings?

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