Requiem for a Heavyweight

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Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th November 1962

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Anthony Quinn as Louis 'Mountain' Rivera, Jackie Gleason as Maish Rennick, Mickey Rooney as Army, Julie Harris as Grace Miller

Requiem for a Heavyweight Movie Review

Rod Serling's tale about a washed-up heavyweight boxer (Anthony Quinn) and his corrupt manager (Jackie Gleason) is as relevant as ever, considering the sad fates of greats like Muhamed Ali. In fact, Quinn's Mountain Rivera opens the movie being beaten to a pulp by a young Cassius Clay (later to become Ali). It feels real, even though it's fiction, as this exploration of the afterlife of a boxer proves far more harrowing than what goes on inside the ring.


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