“- Annie: I'm your mother.
- T.J.: No, my mother's dead. She's a beautiful angel.
- Annie: No she's not, I'm here and I love you.”
“The Champ” quotes(1979)
Plot – Billy Flynn, the former World Boxing Champion, left the ring because he was seriously injured during his last match. His wife Annie left him as well when their son Timothy Joseph was just a baby. The ex-champion now works in a stable, he is morbidly loved by his son, but he is addicted to gambling. At a horse race, Annie sees his son again and decides to go back to him, while Billy needs the woman’s help to pay the debts, accepting to entrust Timothy Joseph to his ex-wife.
All actors – Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill, Strother Martin, Joan Blondell, Mary Jo Catlett, Elisha Cook Jr., Stefan Gierasch, Allan Miller, Joe Tornatoreshow all
“The Champ” Quotes 6 quotes
“- T.J.: Champ, did you love her?
- Billy: Who?
- T.J.: Annie.
- Billy: Of course I loved her, that's why we had you.”
“You don't have to live with someone to love them, I love you.”
“- Billy: You know what I told him? I told him that you died, that you were killed in a car wreck. That you were a tramp and we're better off without you. You're dead! Do you understand that? You're dead! The kid's got no mother!
- Annie: I am his mother.
- Billy: You're dead! He's got no mother!
- Annie: I'm here, I am his mother.”
“- Annie: T.J.'s Timmy, isn't he?
- Billy: T.J. is Timmy. So you figured it out, so what? Even a dumb horse knows her own foal.”
“Annie and me. We did some silly things. Who knows why people do what they do? Nobody knows that, but she's... she's a good person.”