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When Billie Beat Bobby

When Billie Beat Bobby

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Monday, April 16, 2001 4.5 7 4
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  • Season: 2000-2001
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Sports, Period Piece, Woman's Issue/Story

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Plot Synopsis

In 1973, 55-year-old tennis pro and male chauvinist, Bobby Riggs, challenged 29-year-old tennis star Billy Jean King, to a ''Battle of the Sexes''. She knew she had no choice but to accept his challenge, as she had to prove that female athletes deserved comparable prize money as men--and equal respect. A media circus ensued with Riggs favored to win. But in three straight sets King triumphed over Riggs-- changing forever the world of women's sports.


Production Company:

  • Cherry Alley Prods., Alliance Atlantis Prods.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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