Erik Kernan is a young sports writer for the city newspaper. Lately, his work seems to be lacking heart – more assignments, but less quality. Coming home one night after covering a boxing match, Erik saves a homeless man from getting beaten up by a group of rowdy college kids. In a brief conversation, Erik learns that this man is Champ, the one-time great boxer Bob Satterfield.
Seeing an opportunity to resurrect a great man in a heartfelt story that could boost his own career, Erik befriends Champ to find out more about him. This journey, which began as a search for the truth about Champ, ends with Erik finding out more about himself and his relationship with his young son and his recently separated wife.
An Alberta Film Entertainment Co-production
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Alan Alda, Teri Hatcher
Writers: Michael Bortman, Allison Burnett
Co-Producers: Tom Cox, Jordy Randall, Murray Ord
Director: Rod Lurie