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Battle of the Sexes poster


Year: 2017

Country: USA

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Sports

Studios: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 24 2017

United States: November 22 2017


Ranking: 642 out of 13,017 movies (up 538)


'Battle of the Sexes? is set in 1973 and tells the story of the real-life tennis match held between the women?s world number two Billie Jean King and the former, now retired, three time men?s world champion Bobby Riggs. Riggs claimed that women made such inferior tennis players that, a fifty-five year old former player like himself could beat the current top ten players; he was so confident, he described himself as a "tennis hustler". Riggs therefore challenged Billie Jean King (who was only 29 at the time) to a $100,000 match which became the USA's sporting event of the year. Aptly named ?Battle of the Sexes? re-visits the iconic tennis match that is now regarded as a break-through for women?s tennis.


Cast Battle of the Sexes

Emma Stone

Billie Jean King

Steve Carell

Bobby Riggs

Elisabeth Shue

Priscilla Wheelan

Jessica McNamee

Margaret Court

Andrea Riseborough

Marilyn Barnett

Sarah Silverman

Gladis Heldman