Grand Champion (2002)




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A boy trying to do the right thing for his family loses his closest companion and decides to do something about it in this comedy-drama for the whole family that was shot on location in Texas. Buddy (Jacob Fisher) is a young boy being raised by his single mother Hallie (Joey Lauren Adams) on a small ranch in the Lone Star state. Buddy has been taking care of a young steer he calls Hokey Pokey, and while at first the animal is more of a pet than anything else, with hard work and encouragement … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Tubb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2005
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Critic Reviews for Grand Champion

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

This low-key family drama is so hokey that its title character is named Hokey.

Full Review… | September 23, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Doesn't leave you wishing you could get your money back.

Full Review… | September 23, 2004
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

(Barry) Tubb fills the screen with wholesome, live-action family entertainment. That's a rarity these days.

October 15, 2004

The folks who made Grand Champion are best known for activities other than making movies. Grand Champion won't change that.

Full Review… | September 23, 2004
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Full Review… | October 19, 2004
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Grand Champion


Cute for a G movie. A little cheesy, but that's to be expected. I enjoyed it aside from the part where the boys were "on the run" with the steer - that was a little boring and long, but otherwise it wasn't bad.

Erin Collins

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