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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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Resurrecting The Champ is rated PG-13: for some violence and brief language.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Rachel Nichols.
Studio: Yari Film Group

Detailed Review

Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett) isn't down for the count, but he's starting to tire in the ring of newspaper journalism. Covering the sports beat at the fictional Denver Times, his… 
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Why Is Resurrecting The Champ Rated PG-13?

Violence and language are the two major factors to consider in determining if this film… 
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