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Resurrecting the champ

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HejiraHenry, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    This may be a D_B, but here's a trailer for a movie based on the J.R. Moehringer story that was in the L.A. Times Magazine in 1997 and, I think, is in Best American Sports Writing of the Century:

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I thought maybe Jon Voight and Rick Rich Ricky Schroeder were in talks to do a remake.
  3. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    This is one of my favorite all-time sports stories. I really hope they do it justice.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    It'll be hard to live up to the original. And by hard, I mean pretty much impossible.

    I love the line on the movie poster, though - "Based on a true story that was based on a lie."
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Since Voight's character died, THAT would have been an interesting remake.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That's where the resurrection part comes in.
  7. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I saw the preview for this the other day and immediately started freaking out because I instantly recognized it as J.R.'s story. The girl was more than a little scared.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Sat down and re-read the story last night. Great, great stuff.
  9. Word is that the movie paints Moehringer as a buffoon who was duped and went with the story, the opposite of what really happened:

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