Resurrecting The Champ

2007, Movie, PG-13, 111 mins

Resurrecting The Champ
Inspired by Los Angeles Magazine's Pulitzer Prize-nominated article by J.R. Moehringer about a homeless man who claimed to be a once-famous boxer, Rod Lurie's film never fully reconciles the story about newsroom ethics with the sentimental drama about bad dads and bereft sons.

Erik Kernan Jr (Josh Hartnett), Moehringer's fictionalized stand-in, is a sports reporter for The Denver Times who is perpetually in the shadow of his late father, a legendary radio sportscaster, and his estranged wife, Joyce (Kathryn Morris), an editor at the same paper and a vastly better journalist. New editor-in-chief Metz (Alan Alda) is unimpressed with his work and,...

Released: 2007 Rated: PG-13 Length: 111 mins

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