About the film
new york city champion second chance prizefight drunkenness fight manager boxing heavyweight boxer
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Release Date: October 16, 1962
|Slogan||:||«The World of "Mountain" Riviera . . . The Fast Buck . . . The Angry Men . . . The Lonely Women !»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
|Writers||:||Rod Serling, Rod Serling|
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.