Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.

Directing:
  • Ralph Nelson

Writing:
  • Rod Serling

Stars:
Release Date: 1962-10-16
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 95
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
Army
Val Avery
Val Avery
Young fighter's promoter
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Louis 'Mountain' Rivera
Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun
Himself
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Grace Miller
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Himself (as Cassius Clay)
Michael Conrad
Michael Conra...
Ma Greeny's Thug
Stanley Adams
Stanley Adams
Perelli (as Stan Adams)
Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleaso...
Maish Rennick
Lou Gilbert
Lou Gilbert
Dr. Gilbert
Herbie Faye
Herbie Faye
Charlie, the Bartender
Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey
Himself
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