FILM : Champions
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Champions 1983 John Hurt, Jan Francis, Edward Woodward, Alison Steadman, Peter Barkworth, Ben Johnson, Kirstie Alley, Judy Parfitt London, Berkshire, Monmouthshire, Merseyside, Kentucky
Director : John Irvin   Production Company : Archerwest, Ladbroke, United British Artists  Region : LONDON C-D,SOUTH EAST A-D,NORTH,WALES,N. AMERICA

True story about Bob Champion's struggle to beat cancer and win the Grand National. Evocative and uplifting music score by Carl Davis will necessitate a tissue or two. SJ

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Champions [DVD]

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Champions - Hurt on Aldaniti at Chepstow, Monmouthshire.
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champions001. Hurt on Aldaniti at Chepstow, Monmouthshire.

Champions - Hurt and Johnson in Kentucky, USA, which eliminates 49 states.
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champions002. Hurt and Johnson in Kentucky, USA, which eliminates 49 states.

Champions - Hurt checks up on his health on Alley's advice.
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champions003. Hurt checks up on his health on Alley's advice.

champions003n. Peter provides this comparison shot with scaffolding instead of a ladder.
(Modern Photo Added: 24-09-2013)

Champions - The London Cancer Hospital? Nice reflection in the sign though. More like the Royal Marsden Hospital (which specialises in cancer), Fulham Road, London SW3. The real Bob Champion was treated at the other Royal Marsden in Sutton, Surrey.
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champions004. The London Cancer Hospital? Nice reflection in the sign though. More like the Royal Marsden Hospital (which specialises in cancer), Fulham Road, London SW3. The real Bob Champion was treated at the other Royal Marsden in Sutton, Surrey.

champions004n. The same location now from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 24-09-2013)

Champions - Woodward at his livery, answering the phone.
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champions005. Woodward at his livery, answering the phone.

Champions - A night view from the hospital. Night Owls has moved up the road a bit since.
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champions006. A night view from the hospital. Night Owls has moved up the road a bit since.

champions006n. The same location now from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-11-2014)

Champions - Chepstow again, which Hurt visits while undergoing chemotherapy.
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champions007. Chepstow again, which Hurt visits while undergoing chemotherapy.

Champions - Francis and Hurt take some time out at Steadman's house, somewhere in England.
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champions008. Francis and Hurt take some time out at Steadman's house, somewhere in England.

Champions - Steadman crosses Fulham Road, SW3, to meet Hurt.
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champions009. Steadman crosses Fulham Road, SW3, to meet Hurt.

champions009n. Peter captured this now shot adding "Outside the Royal Marsden Hospital, part of which occupies my old school building which is just behind shot in Stewarts Grove, Fulham Road. Number 1 Stewarts Grove is where the infamous Lord Lucan's best friend commited suicide after being hounded by the press."
(Modern Photo Added: 12-09-2013)

Champions - Johnson brings a beer for Hurt and Alley in Kentucky.
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champions010. Johnson brings a beer for Hurt and Alley in Kentucky.

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