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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 recovery and goes on to win the 1981 Grand National steeple chase on the horse Aldaniti. Written by
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I saw this film years ago when it was on cable for a short time and have been looking for a copy since. This movie is one of these sports movies that will have you yelling/pounding the arm of your chair/crying by the end,(think HOOSIERS/ROCKY).The track sequences are so realistic, you'll wonder how they could do them safely. The fact that the story is true is only one of it's great strengths. John Hurt does another of his (sadly underappreciated) great performances. All in all, a movie that is worth hunting down. I'm thinking that this film and the new SEABISCUIT would be a great 1-2 pick... now if I could just find a suitable third for a parley.
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