The Champ is an American feature film directed by Franco Zeffirelli .
|In the main|
|Faye Dunaway |
|Film company||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (film company) |
United Artists (rental)
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now involved in horses. This brings him enough money to raise a boy whom his wife left him 7 years ago. The boy respects the champion, who is now working to give him at least some future, but suddenly the ex-wife returns ...
The Russian translation “Champion” does not convey all the nuances of the original name: although the English word “Champ” can be understood as an abbreviation for “Champion”, it also means “gnawing bit”, “rushing into battle”. Some translators of the film leave the name - as a nickname - without translation: "Champ."
- Faye Dunaway - Annie
- John Voight - Billy (Champ) Flynn
- Strozer Martin - Riley
- Joan Blondell - Dolly Kenyon
- Ricky Schroder - Timothy Joseph (TJ) Flynn
American hockey player TJ Oshi got his nickname in honor of the hero of the film “Champion” TJ Flynn .