Requiem For a Heavyweight

Requiem For a Heavyweight
Requiem For a Heavyweight
  • NR
  • 1h 25m
  • 1962
Fresh91%
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Adapted from Rod Sterling's teleplay, Requiem For A Heavyweight stars Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney and Julie Harris. It tells the story of a prizefighter who eventually falls into the world of professional wrestling. Muhammad Ali (billed as Cassius Clay) has a small role as a fighter.
© 1962 , renewed 1990 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
New York Times
A.H. Weiler
Fresh

A serious incisive drama that pulls no punches in its low-keyed exposure of its pitiable has been...

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

It still packs considerable punch as a character study, although its action has slowed to where th...

June 21, 2017
DVDJournal.com
Mark Bourne
Fresh

The screenplay is as tight as a right hook from Cassius Clay (who, incidentally, appears here as h...

June 21, 2017
DVDJournal.com
Mark Bourne
Fresh

Columbia TriStar's DVD release does this movie proud with a splendid transfer of a beautiful digit...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 16, 1962
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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