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Director and co-screenwriter (along with Chris Gerolmo, Allison Burnett, and Michael Bortman) Rod Lurie tells the uplifting tale of a sports writer who almost lost it all before stumbling into the story of a lifetime in this uplifting sports-themed drama starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson. Erik (Hartnett) is a Denver-based sports writer whose prose is dull and whose marriage is failing. Not only is Erik having a difficult time dealing with his stubborn editor Metz (Alan Alda) - who refuses to take the suffering scribe off of the boxing beat - but the pain of being separated from his young son has weighed heavier on Erik's conscience than he could have ever imagined. When Erik sees a local homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) being violently assaulted by a gang of sadistic street toughs, he instinctively comes to the suffering man's rescue. As fate would have, Erik discovers that the nondescript homeless man is actually the former boxing champion Battling Bob Satterfield, whom many sports fans had assumed dead. Now driven to tell the story that may establish him as a successful sports writer, Erik gradually begins to make the transformation from ordinary man to extraordinary champion - largely by turning inward and by reexamining his relationship with his own son. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 24, 2007

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
as Battling Bob Satterfield
Josh Hartnett
as Erik Kernan
Kathryn Morris
as Joyce
Alan Alda
as Metz
Teri Hatcher
as Flak
David Paymer
as Whitely
Rachel Nichols

Crew

Rod Lurie
Director
Rod Lurie
Producer
Arnie Messer
Producer
Bob Yari
Producer
Marc Frydman
Producer
Mike Medavoy
Producer
Michael Bortman
Screen Story
Michael Bortman
Screenwriter
Chris Gerolmo
Screenwriter
Rod Lurie
Screenwriter
Allison Burnett
Screen Story
Allison Burnett
Screenwriter
Adam Kane
Cinematographer
Sarah Boyd
Editor
Ken Rempel
Production Designer
Bill Ives
Art Director
Jordy Randall
Co-producer
Tom Cox
Co-producer
Murray Ord
Co-producer
Frederick Zollo
Executive Producer
Arnie Messer
Executive Producer
Paul Healy
Set Decorator
Wendy Partridge
Costume Designer
Kelly Coe
Special Effects
Kathleen Black
Casting
Candice Elzinga
Casting
Rhonda Fisekci
Casting
Kathleen Tomasik
Casting
James Spies
Line Producer
Trevor Jolly
Supervising Sound Editor
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