By EW Staff
January 27, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Resurrecting the Champ

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When a sportswriter (Josh Hartnett) stumbles upon a homeless codger (Samuel L. Jackson) who claims to be an ex-champion boxer, he thinks he’s found his career-defining story. The only problem? The bum’s got a case of the Pinocchios. Champ is based on a true story, although director Rod Lurie (The Contender) ”fictionalized it a little bit,” says Hartnett, who played an ex-fighter in last year’s The Black Dahlia. ”We made the story about the relationship between fathers and sons.” (August 3)

Resurrecting the Champ

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  • PG-13
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  • 111 minutes
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