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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.
Why Is Resurrecting The Champ Rated PG-13?
Resurrecting The Champ is rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language.
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Violence and language are the two major factors to consider in determining if this film is suitable for your teens and older children. A boxing match is depicted and a man being punched is shown with blood spurting from his mouth. On two other occasions, youth rough up a homeless man because they know him to be a former boxer—once a couple of them hold the man down while another takes punches at him. There are no consequences displayed for their violent actions. Mild and moderate profanities (typically scatological terms) are used frequently throughout the film. A sexual expletive is also heard one time (in a non-sexual context). Alcohol is consumed in many scenes, with a character buying another man booze in return for having him tell him his life story. In one scene, the protagonist drinks heavily to deal with difficulties in his life. Cigarette and cigar smoking is portrayed. A brief shot shows a woman wearing a bikini. A negative remark is made about French Canadians.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Resurrecting The Champ.
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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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.