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|
|Producers||:||David Susskind, Jack Grossberg, David Golden|
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.