Requiem for a Heavyweight Movie Review 1962

Information and Film Reviews for Requiem for a Heavyweight the Movie

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After 17 years, Mountain Rivera (Quinn) is a washed-up heavyweight risking his life if he continues boxing. He tries to find another job but his manager, Maish Rennick (Gleason), owes the mob big, and persuades the fighter to help him pay off his debts by joining the wrestling circuit, so Mountain humiliates himself to help out his old friend. The 1956 TV version is still more compelling but the film's performances are all first-rate.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Boxing, Sports Dramas, Native America, Adapted from Television
Rod Serling
Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris, Stanley Adams, Spivy Levoe, Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey
Arthur Ornitz
Ralph Nelson
Laurence Rosenthal
David Susskind, Columbia Pictures

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