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When Billie Beat Bobby
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PG,1hr 28min
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2001
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Miramax
Synopsis: This 2001 TV docudrama relates the story of tennis' 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" between Wimbledon champions Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter) and Bobby Riggs (Ron Silver), an event considered by many to be an early victory for feminism. Riggs, 20 years past his prime, lives to wager on anything and everything. Seeing the rise of feminism, he decides he can make some money by challenging top female players, 30 years his junior, into exhibition matches. His first choice for an opponent is Billie Jean ... Full Synopsis
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The tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs resonated deeply in a country on the crest of a vast feminist movement. When Billie Beat Bobby director Jane Anderson illustrates the state of feminism in the country by equating it to women's tennis in the early '70s. The women players, dismissed because they are too beautiful (Chris Everett) and demure (Margaret Court), or too aggressive (King ... Read Review
Featured Cast
Billie Jean King
Bobby Riggs
Larry King
Jerry Perenchio
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