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He made a bet. She made history.

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

  • 2 hr 2 minPG13
  • Sep 22, 2017
  • Comedy

More Trailers and Videos for Battle Of The Sexes

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Break Point for Gender Equality

BATTLE OF THE SEXES is the true story of the electrifying tennis match that changed history and women’s place in the sport. Hear from the film’s stars and the real Billie Jean King in this clip.

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Replay the Match That Sparked a Movement

The BATTLE OF THE SEXES film narrative, based on the true story, extends far beyond tennis and even the spectacular showdown between King and Riggs.

Cast & Crew

  • Emma StoneBillie Jean King

  • Steve CarellBobby Riggs

  • Matt MalloyActor

  • Sarah SilvermanGladys Heldman

  • Natalie MoralesRosie Casals

  • Martha MacIsaacJane 'Peaches' Bartkowicz

  • Jessica McNameeMargaret Court

  • Austin StowellLarry King

  • Mickey SumnerValerie Ziegenfuss

  • Bridey ElliottJulie Heldman