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Year: 2017

Original Title: Battle of the Sexes

Country: USA

Length: 121 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Biography, Sports

Studios: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 24 2017

United States: October 22 2017

Ranking

Ranking: 276 out of 13,332 movies (up 38)

6,9

6.2 by 6 users

7.0 by Movie'n'co

7.5 by 5 media

Plot

'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.

Awards

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Golden GlobesGolden Globes
2018
2
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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

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Trivia Battle of the Sexes

This is the second time Emma Stone and Steve Carrell have worked together since 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'. (2011). Emma Stone was initially cast as Billie Jean King, but scheduling issues forced her to pass on the role. Brie Larson was ultimately tapped to replace Stone. After a few months, Larson dropped out. After Stone's schedule was cleared, she was able to take back the role. In 1973, Billie Jean King was 29 and Bobby Riggs was 55. At the time of filming, Emma Stone was 28 and Steve Carell was 54.

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