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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

95 min - Drama - 16 October 1962
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Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.

Director:  Ralph Nelson
Writers:  Rod Serling
Stars:  Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris, Stanley Adams, Madame Spivy, Val Avery, Herbie Faye, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Lou Gilbert, Michael Conrad, Rory Calhoun

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Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.



Tagline: The World of "Mountain" Riviera . . . The Fast Buck . . . The Angry Men . . . The Lonely Women !

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  16 October 1962

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures Corporation

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 35 min

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