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      When Billie Beat Bobby

      PG 2001 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      Reviews 56% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Bobby Riggs (Ron Silver), a middle-aged former tennis champion, challenges female players to exhibition matches as a way to make money and generate publicity for himself. The chauvinistic Riggs is riding high after he defeats Margaret Court (Matt Letscher), a top-ranked player. Then he publicly challenges another woman, Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter). King accepts, but takes the match more seriously than Riggs, and uses the ensuing media circus to promote women's equality in sports. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 25 Buy Now

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      steve d A bit simplified but well acted and a lot of fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member 1.26.19 dvd @ home w/Sh & J Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable retelling of a seminal event in the women's movement towards equality is made stronger by having a well cast Holly Hunter and Ron Silver in the leads. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member light hearted, i enjoyed this. i enjoyed the chemistry between Riggs and King. i think this movie is underrated. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is o.k. It's not what I expected at all. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Steven Oxman Variety In the superb hands of writer-director Jane Anderson, and with unimprovable performances from Holly Hunter and Ron Silver, When Billie Beat Bobby becomes a funny and fulfilling television event. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture Hunter, as usual, steals our heart. Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Scott Weinberg DVDTalk.com Hunter and Silver elevate this game into something pleasantly surprising. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 13, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Bobby Riggs (Ron Silver), a middle-aged former tennis champion, challenges female players to exhibition matches as a way to make money and generate publicity for himself. The chauvinistic Riggs is riding high after he defeats Margaret Court (Matt Letscher), a top-ranked player. Then he publicly challenges another woman, Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter). King accepts, but takes the match more seriously than Riggs, and uses the ensuing media circus to promote women's equality in sports.
      Director
      Jane Anderson
      Executive Producer
      Ed Gernon, Goldie Hawn, Teri Schwartz, Peter Sussman
      Screenwriter
      Jane Anderson
      Production Co
      Alliance Atlantis Communications, Cherry Alley Productions
      Rating
      PG, TV-PG (L)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2015
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