Goldie and the Boxer

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Goldie and the Boxer
Written by Ethel Brez
Mel Brez
David Debin
Douglas Schwartz
Directed by David Miller
StarringO.J. Simpson
Melissa Michaelsen
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Country of origin United States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producer O. J. Simpson
ProducersDan Mark
Audrey A. Blasdel
Hugh Benson
Cinematography Isidore Mankofsky
Editor J. Terry Williams
Running time120 minutes
Production companiesOrenthal Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original release
  • December 30, 1979 (1979-12-30)

Goldie and the Boxer is a made-for-television film starring O. J. Simpson. The production was broadcast on the NBC television network on December 30, 1979.


While being panned by critics, it was a solid ratings hit and led to a sequel, Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood (1981). [1]


Joe Gallagher is a down-on-his luck boxer whose life and career undergo a change when an orphaned, little girl named Goldie is left in his care.


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  1. Bogle, Donald (1988). Blacks in American Films and Television . New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. p.  323. ISBN   0-8240-8715-1.