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Champions Forever - The Latin Legends
Champions Forever - The Latin Legends
Actors: Julio Cesar Chavez, Kid Gavilan, Carlos Ortiz, Salvador Sánchez, Mickey Rourke
Director: Lee Librado
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2000     1hr 33min

In life a man can be a hero, in the ring a legend..."The Latin Legends," hosted by Edward James Olmos, is an inspirational film about six of the greatest Latin boxers of our time. This film shows dazzling highlights from t...  more »


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Actors: Julio Cesar Chavez, Kid Gavilan, Carlos Ortiz, Salvador Sánchez, Mickey Rourke
Director: Lee Librado
Creators: Larry Revene, Miguel Garzón, Lee Librado, Carlos De La Torre, Craig Glazer, Kelly Andrea Rubin, Marco J. Gonzalez
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary, Biography
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/04/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Very Disappointed
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD included 6 champions who are Alexis Arguello, Roberto Duran, Julio Cesar Chavez, Kid Gavilan, Salvador Sanchez and Carlos Ortiz. However, this DVD only showed a fraction of their career highlights.Few seconds of fight actions looked like from TV programs were shown for each fight. Here are some of the highlights:Only 6 fights for Arguello including two losses vs. Aaron Pryor.Only 3 fights for Chavez: 45 seconds vs Taylor with Richard Steel stopped that fight with 4 seconds left; 10 seconds vs. Mario Martinez; only few pictures vs. Edwin Rosario.Only 6 fights for Duran: showed only pictures vs. Davey Moore and Iran Barkley, showed 30 second vs. Sugar Ray, Leonard I. You will not see vs Sugar Ray Leonard II and III, no Duran vs. Hearns, no Duran vs. Hagler...A lot of repeated materials filled in this DVD. Quality of commentary and interviews is poor. If you are buying for boxing actions, look for something else."
Champions of Life
Norm | Montana USA | 06/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To see Alexis Arguello of Nicaragua and Roberto Duran of Panama in their home towns, showing the rundown gyms their dreams developed in, is to understand the greatness of the game. The poverty is more brutal than an honest fight, and hearts can prevail in boxing. Fantastic boxing footage is combined with the human story and witnessing greatness rise from shacks becomes humbling to any viewer. The only tragic figure is the incredible featherweight Salvadore Sanchez, who died in a car crash at the age of 22. This film is as much about human spirit as it is boxing. I'd accidently posted this review on the video, but it is the dvd that I have so am reposting here."
Very touching and memorable
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great overview of the greatest latin boxers including but not limited to Alexis Arguello, Carlos Ortiz, Roberto Duran, Salvador Sanchez, etc. The recap of fights are great and the memories and advice they give are unforgettable"
The best 93 mins I ever watched.
Norm | 10/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you enjoy boxing history, then watch what real fighters were like, Duran,Chavez,Arguello,Ortiz,Gavilan,and the late Sanchez. This is a MUST SEE."