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Sixty-four Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale
Sixty-four Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale

Sixty-four Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale 1985


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Sixty-four Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale 1985

92 mins United Kingdom Director. Franco Rosso

In this compelling and thought-provoking documentary, sports writer and novelist Gordon Williams uses archive footage, as well as interviews with family members and friends, to investigate the troubled life of the mixed-race British boxing hero Randolph Turpin.

In 1951, after defeating the American Sugar Ray Robinson for the title Middleweight Champion of the World, 23-year-old Turpin became a national hero. He held the title for only 64 days before losing a rematch with Robinson. Turpin's reign as a sporting hero was over, and the subsequent years of scandal, bankruptcy and humiliation led him to an early death at the age of 38.

Stephen Bourne

Directed by

Franco Rosso


Gordon Williams


Biopic Sport


Boxing Turpin, Randolph (1928-1966)


Black Lives




United Kingdom

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