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The inspirational true story of Bob Champion is told in this uplifting biopic that stars John Hurt as the famed British jockey. Upon discovering that he has cancer during a vacation in Kentucky, Bob (John Hurt) is forced to endure painful chemotherapy. But after a miraculous recovery and supported by his sister Mary (Alison Steadman), his lover Jo (Jan Francis), his boss (Edward Woodward), and his American friend (Ben Johnson), he becomes determined to participate in the prestigious Grand National Steeplechase race...
- John Hurt, Gregory Jones, Mick Dillon, Ann Bell, Jan Francis, Peter Barkworth, Edward Woodward, Ben Johnson, Kirstie Alley, Alison Steadman, Jonathan Newth, Ceri Jackson, Francesca Brill, Andrew Wilde, Judy Parfitt
- John Irvin
- Peter Shaw
- Bob Champion, Jonathan Powell, Evan Jones
- British Films, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 110 minutes
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.85:1
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- Champions review by AM
Even though you know how it ends, this is a heartwarming film starring John Hurt - who is always a joy to watch - and makes perfect family viewing
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