Work on a number of projects, both highprofile and lowkey. The film centers on a fictionalized former athlete portrayed by samuel l. Struggling sports reporter erik kernanjosh hartnett encounters a homeless man who calls himself champsamuel l. This is a fine little movie but rather a story about a journalist and an exboxer. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Jackson, carrieanne moss, michael sheen, stephen root. Samuel leroy jackson born december 21, 1948 is an american actor and film producer. In 1999, jackson started playing the recurring character mace windu in both the star wars prequel trilogy and in the animated film star wars. Jackson is bob satterfield, a dreadlocked, homeless, deranged, and wheezing exboxer living on the streets of denver. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.
After a swath of character parts and bit roles in a swath of urban dramas at the start of his career, jackson made his breakthrough statement as the fiery voice of reason in spike lees do the right thing. Struggling sports reporter erik kernan josh hartnett encounters a homeless man who calls himself champ samuel l. Jackson captain marvel and josh hartnett pearl harbor turn in knockout performances in this touchingly vibrant tale the hollywood reporter about fathers and sons and the power of redemption. Jackson movie list including more over than 100 films, and he is best known form such production as.
Jackson is an american actor, director and film producer. On another level its a richly human tale of redemption between the flawed reporter whos desperate to match his late fathers professional reputation, and a former boxing champion samuel l. Resurrecting the champ struggling sports reporter erik kernan josh hartnett, lucky number slevin encounters a homeless man who calls himself champ samuel l. He came to prominence in the early 1990s with films such as goodfellas 1990, jungle fever 1991, patriot. Jackson, living on the streets of denver, who attempts to impersonate the life and career of former professional heavyweight boxer bob satterfi. He gained attention for his performances in jungle fever 1991, patriot games 1992, amos. Resurrecting the champ dvd, 2008 for sale online ebay. Jackson, josh hartnett, kathryn morris, dakota goyo, alan alda, rachel nichols, teri hatcher, kristen shaw, nick sandow.
Jackson and discovers the guy is battling bob satterfield, a former boxer rumored to be dead. Considering motherfker is practically his catchphrase, youd just assume that samuel l. Samuel jackson turns in one of his best performances every that is more than deserving of an academy award. Jackson sheds the coolerthanthou persona hes perfected in films such as pulp fiction. Samuel l jackson interview for resurrecting the champ youtube. The movie is directed by rob lurie and set to open aug. While sluggish in spots, resurrecting the champ is a sportsnewsroom drama elevated by highcaliber performances by samuel jackson, josh hartnet, and alan.
Edition discs price new from used from dvd june 25, 2019 please retry. Special agent derrick vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to andy fiddler, a salesman with too many. Upandcoming sports reporter rescues a homeless man champ only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend. The champ resurrecting the champ ist ein usamerikanisches filmdrama aus dem jahr. Director and coscreenwriter 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 sportsthemed drama starring josh hartnett and samuel l. Jackson plays a homeless, brokendown former heavyweight contender. Jacksons performance as the ravaged boxer, champ would be of limited interest. List of awards and nominations received by samuel l. Aug 14, 2007 in the film resurrecting the champ, actor samuel l. No matter what your relationship is with your dad or with your son this movie will touch you at some level. Upand coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man champ only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend. Resurrecting the champ is a 2007 american drama sports film directed by rod lurie. Struggling sports reporter erik kernan josh hartnett, lucky number slevin encounters a homeless man who calls himself champ samuel l.
Based on a true story, a troubled and racist africanamerican l. Jackson, left meets an ambitious sportswriter josh harnett in search of a good story in resurrecting the champ. Jackson, john heard, kelly rowan, clifton collins jr 15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in nyc, mr. Aug 23, 2007 a homeless exboxing contender samuel l. Jackson full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Jackson would be the reigning champ when it comes to actors peppering their roles with profanity. This article needs additional citations for verification. Upandcoming sports reporter rescues a homeless man champ only to. Jackson has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, and is the highestgrossing actor of all time when cameo appearances are excluded.
Resurrecting the champ movie trailer hd 2007 plot synopsis. After twenty years in prison, foley is finished with the grifters life. A psychological thriller centered around a blackops interrogator and an f. Jackson, pulp fiction only to discover that he is onetime boxing champion battling bob satterfield.
Jackson, patrick wilson, kerry washington, ron glass. Hed be the last one to admit it, but kernan is a journeyman writer. Jackson has just been beaten up by some young punks, but harbors little resentment against them. Erik sees a chance to give his career a muchneeded.
In 2008, the film was nominated for an espy award for best sports movie as well as a young artist award in the category of best. Jackson, left, greets former boxer mike tyson at the afterparty following the premiere of resurrecting the champ in beverly hills, calif. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the u. Jackson, josh hartnett, kathryn morris, dakota goyo. Jackson costars as the champ, whose true history, once revealed, causes the reporter to examine his own motives. Apr 08, 2008 chuck the movieguy interviews samuel l jackson for the movie resurrecting the champ. Samuel l jackson josh hartnett resurrecting the champ 2010. Manche dialoge konnten aus einer vorabendserie stammen. But even previous turns as the downtrodden characters in changing lanes and black snake moan are nothing compared to the role of champ in this film from director rod lurie the last castle. Jackson emerged in the 1990s as one of the most prominent and wellrespected actors in hollywood. Jackson will stop by to chat about his new movie resurrecting the champ, which hits the theaters friday, aug. Jackson whos now a homeless drifter on the streets of denver, colorado. Jackson is a prolific american actor and producer who, starting his career performing skits about racial inequality, went on to appear on over a hundred movies, including quentin tarantinos cult hit, pulp fiction 1994.380 1306 679 845 1502 188 288 1413 220 448 868 715 294 509 657 997 248 298 1039 190 222 941 913 962 301 165 142 73 1347 1078 1064 474 1220 1293 233 936 764 103 1453 111 1181 1375 841 512