Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

When Billie Beat Bobby

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
6.2/101 Votes Alchetron
6.2
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Jane Anderson
Writer  Jane Anderson
Running time  1h 30m
Producer  Goldie Hawn
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Sport
Duration  
Initial DVD release  August 2, 2005
Country  United States
When Billie Beat Bobby movie poster
Release date  2001
Cast  Holly Hunter (Billie Jean King), Ron Silver (Bobby Riggs), Bob Gunton (Jerry Perenchio), Jacqueline McKenzie (Margaret Court), Elizabeth Berridge (Rosie Casals), Fred Willard (Howard Cosell)
Similar movies  Southpaw, Varsity Blues, Million Dollar Baby, Creed, Bring It On, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

When Billie Beat Bobby is a 2001 ABC docudrama detailing the historic 1973 "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and what lead up to it. The match was filmed at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.

At the 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Holly Hunter was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie but lost out to Judy Davis who won for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.

In 2013, New Black Films released the documentary movie Battle of the Sexes in cinemas, with television broadcast following soon after. It was directed by James Erskine and Zara Hayes. The film was released on DVD in 2014.

On April 20, 2015, it was announced that Fox Searchlight Pictures had set Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to direct a tennis drama film based on the title Battle of the Sexes, scripted by Simon Beaufoy.[1]

Cast

  • Holly Hunter as Billie Jean King
  • Ron Silver as Bobby Riggs
  • Matt Letscher as Lawrence King
  • Bob Gunton as Jerry Perenchio
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Margaret Court
  • Elizabeth Berridge as Rosie Casals
  • Vincent Van Patten as Lornie Kuhle
  • Patrick Kerr as Rheo
  • Stockard Channing as Narrator (uncredited)
  • Johnny Luckett as Bobby's Trainer
  • Earl Maddox as Reporter
  • Jim Abele Match Emcee
  • Sal Viscuso as Sports Writer Mike
  • References

    When Billie Beat Bobby Wikipedia
    When Billie Beat Bobby IMDb When Billie Beat Bobby themoviedb.org


    Similar Topics
    Creed
    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
    Million Dollar Baby
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L