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    :   David Susskind, Jack Grossberg, David Golden
Writers    :   Rod Serling
RunTime    :   95 mins.
Budget    :   1100000

Mountain Rivera is a veteran heavyweight and near-champion who suddenly finds himself washed up in the only trade he knows—prizefighting. Yet, threatened by gangsters for welshing on a gambling debt, Mountain’s opportunistic manager, Maish Rennick, schemes to get the ex-boxer into a phony wrestling match to make some quick money. Although he and his loyal trainer, Army, oppose the degrading proposition, the disillusioned Mountain begins to wonder if he has any options left.

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