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3.9
83 Ratings

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Directed by Ralph Nelson
United States, 1962
Drama, Sport

Synopsis

A broken down boxer turns to wrestling.

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Requiem for a Heavyweight Directed by Ralph Nelson

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1962 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Directors Guild of America

1963 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

Serling has still not gotten his due for his non-Twilight Zone writing, but it’s impossible to imagine THE WRESTLER or even RAGING BULL without REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT.
May 18, 2012
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