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Dempsey (1983)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | TV Movie 28 September 1983
True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation.

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Barbara Piatelli Dempsey (book), Jack Dempsey (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Jack Dempsey
Sam Waterston ... Doc Kearns
Sally Kellerman ... Maxine Cates
Victoria Tennant ... Estelle Taylor
Peter Mark Richman ... Tex Rickard
Jesse Vint ... Bernie Dempsey
Robert Harper ... Damon Runyon
John McLiam ... Hyrum Dempsey
Bonnie Bartlett ... Celia Dempsey
James Noble ... Gavin McNab
John Lehne John Lehne ... Gene Normile
Cliff Emmich ... Otto
Michael McManus ... Babe Ruth
Mark L. Taylor ... Price (as Mark Taylor)
Jimmy Nickerson Jimmy Nickerson ... Gene Tunney
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True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A világbajnok See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The African-American fighter named "Johnson" who injures Dempsey was in real life John Lester Johnson, who would later go on to do bit part acting roles, most notably "Bumbo" ("Uncle George") in the "Our Gang" short "The Kid from Borneo." See more »

Quotes

[After Dempsey loses a fight.]
Estelle Taylor: What happened?
Jack Dempsey: Honey, I forgot to duck.
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Alternate Versions

Videotape version is cut from longer original. See more »

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15 May 2000 | by jam-35See all my reviews

I found this movie in one of those clearance racks and the price was right so I took a chance. It was a great find. I'm a huge boxing fan and like to find out information about old time boxers. I've read a lot of books and magazine articles about Dempsey and this was true to the point. The action scenes seemed real to the point the Tunney fight looked like they were really hitting each other. I would not only recommend this movie to anyone who likes boxing but to anyone looking for a good story. The plot was well developed and the acting was strong. Treat Williams did an excellent job as the lead. I gave this an 8 out of 10.


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