Battle of the Sexes

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  • PG-13
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE... read more
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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Original Release

09/22/2017

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Cast

Emma Stone Billie Jean King
Steve Carell Bobby Riggs
Andrea Riseborough Marilyn Barnett
Alan Cumming Ted Tinling
Sarah Silverman Gladys Heldman
Eric Christian Olsen Lornie Kuhle
Elisabeth Shue Priscilla Riggs
Austin Stowell Larry King
Jessica McNamee Margaret Court
James Mackay Barry Court
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Writers

Simon Beaufoy

Cast

Emma Stone Billie Jean King
Steve Carell Bobby Riggs
Andrea Riseborough Marilyn Barnett
Alan Cumming Ted Tinling
Sarah Silverman Gladys Heldman
Eric Christian Olsen Lornie Kuhle
Elisabeth Shue Priscilla Riggs
Austin Stowell Larry King
Jessica McNamee Margaret Court
James Mackay Barry Court
Chip Chinery Roone Arledge
Bob Stephenson Sugar Daddy PR Guy
Natalie Morales Rosie Casals
Martha MacIsaac Jane 'Peaches' Bartkowicz
Lewis Pullman Larry Riggs
Mark Harelik Hank Greenberg
Mickey Sumner Valerie Ziegenfuss
Bridey Elliott Julie Heldman
Tim Ransom Jerry Perenchio
Frank Lui Geo Tennis Zealot

Producers

2018 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2018 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
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