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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

10/16/1962 (US) Drama 1h 25m

The world of Mountain Riviera... the fast buck... the angry men... the lonely woman!


Mountain Rivera is a veteran heavyweight and near-champion who suddenly finds himself washed up in the only trade he knows—prizefighting. Yet, threatened by gangsters for welshing on a gambling debt, Mountain’s opportunistic manager, Maish Rennick, schemes to get the ex-boxer into a phony wrestling match to make some quick money. Although he and his loyal trainer, Army, oppose the degrading proposition, the disillusioned Mountain begins to wonder if he has any options left.

  1. Ralph Nelson


  2. Rod Serling


Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Lewis 'Mountain' Rivera

  2. Jackie Gleason

    Jackie Gleason

    Maish Rennick

  3. Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney


  4. Julie Harris

    Julie Harris

    Grace Miller

  5. Stanley Adams

    Stanley Adams

    Perelli (as Stan Adams)

  6. Madame Spivy

    Madame Spivy

    Ma Greeny

  7. Val Avery

    Val Avery

    Young fighter's promoter

  8. Herbie Faye

    Herbie Faye

    Charlie, the Bartender

  9. Jack Dempsey

    Jack Dempsey


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Requiem for a Heavyweight
Requiem for a Heavyweight

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $1,100,000.00

Revenue -


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