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 »
Aldaniti, the horse, on which Bob Champion won the Grand National, portrays himself in the movie.
Whatever happens, however long it takes, you're my first jockey, and your job will stay open. That's a promise.
The tiny silver horseshoe 'lucky charm' was not given to Bob Champion by Jo Beswick when she visited him in hospital. It was sent to him by a couple from Cheltenham, with instructions that he should carry it in the race.
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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