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      Dempsey

      1983 2h 30m Biography List
      Reviews 40% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In this biopic, Utah teenager Jack Dempsey (Treat Williams) has dreams of one day becoming a heavyweight boxing champ. After securing his first title bout against reigning champ Jess Willard, the powerhouse pugilist gains fame and fortune in his ascent to boxing glory. But success in the ring comes at the cost of a turbulent personal life, as Dempsey faces a draft evasion scandal and troubled marriages to Maxine Cates (Sally Kellerman) and silent screen star Estelle Taylor (Victoria Tennant). Read More Read Less

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      Jerry Coffey Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com Jack Dempsey may have been a power-punching heavyweight in the ring, but the TV biopic about him packs all the wallop of a novice featherweight underwater. May 4, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I think that this movie is a highly underrated boxing movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member The film is 25 years old but holds up fairly well despite the early 80s style of camera work and soundtrack as it tells the story of Jack Dempsey - world championship boxer of the 1920s. Fair as boxing movies go but if you are a boxing fan as I am you will find this a good biopic drama played well by Treat Williams. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this biopic, Utah teenager Jack Dempsey (Treat Williams) has dreams of one day becoming a heavyweight boxing champ. After securing his first title bout against reigning champ Jess Willard, the powerhouse pugilist gains fame and fortune in his ascent to boxing glory. But success in the ring comes at the cost of a turbulent personal life, as Dempsey faces a draft evasion scandal and troubled marriages to Maxine Cates (Sally Kellerman) and silent screen star Estelle Taylor (Victoria Tennant).
      Director
      Gus Trikonis
      Producer
      Jay Benson
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 8, 2005
      Runtime
      2h 30m