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'Requiem for a Heavyweight' (1962)
"Another movie that comes to mind is ‘Requiem for a Heavyweight.’ That was one of my favorites, too. It was more about the emotional contest than the physical aspects of boxing. It’s about that once-in-a-lifetime shot. That one chance to become a contender or a champion. And that’s true to what boxing is all about being a poor man’s sport – is that shot. That shot as stardom."