Requiem for a Heavyweight

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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.

  1. Ralph Nelson


  2. Rod Serling


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  1. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Louis '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. MS

    Madame Spivy

    Ma Greeny

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 16, 1962



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