When bad health forces him into retirement, a one-time star tries to cobble his life together…but angles for a comeback as he gradually realizes professional wrestling is the only thing he ever did well. Mickey Rourke made his own well-deserved comeback in this shattering portrait of a broken man. Rated R
The series "Great Sports Films at the Library" continues with these movies:
National Velvet: September 11
Eight Men Out: October 9
This Sporting Life: November 13
Chariots of Fire: December 11
TIME: 5:30 p.m.