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The Fighter (1983)

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Initially titled Fighting Chance, the made-for-TV The Fighter stars Gregory Harrison in the title role. Unable to support himself or his wife Glynnis O'Connor when he's laid off from his job, Harrison decides to give boxing a try. Glynnis is dead-set against this decision; she takes a job at a beauty salon to make ends meet, which irritates her husband to no end. Working off his hostilities in the ring, Harrison becomes fairly adept with his fists-but the movie's not quite over yet. Featured in the cast of The Fighter is Ray Notaro Jr., a real-life pugilist who served as Gregory Harrison's trainer. The film first aired on February 19, 1983.

Cast

Gregory Harrison
as Merle Banks
Glynnis O'Connor
as Rindy Banks
Pat Hingle
as Henry Banks
Susan Krebs
as Theresa
Darlene Conley
as Mrs. MacCauley
Susan Ruttan
as Hostess
Eli Cummins
as Fighter
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