Requiem for a Heavyweight

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Requiem for a Heavyweight

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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Release Date: October 16, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «The World of "Mountain" Riviera . . . The Fast Buck . . . The Angry Men . . . The Lonely Women !»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Ralph Nelson
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Rod Serling, Rod Serling
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times", and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell His trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor—or a romantic partner for Miller.

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