PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous ... See full summary »
The Grand National climax combines filmed footage with real footage of the 1983 Grand National. This real footage shows Royal Mail, the horse that finished third to Aldaniti, falling at Becher's Brook.
Oh Bob. You're cured, so it's time to face the facts. Riding again was a dream! It helped you through your illness.
Bob Champion: Don't waste your breath.
Mary Hussey: The doctor told you your lungs are permanently damaged! You're as weak as a kitten! You've no feeling in ...
Bob Champion: ...
At the start of the film, Bob Champion and Aldaniti are seen winning a race at Chepstow racecourse. Aldaniti never raced at Chepstow.
ABC edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere.
$54,262 (USA) (22 April 1984)
$174,445 (USA) (29 April 1984)
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