Cast & Crew
James Cagney made his TV-movie debut, and did his first television acting in 25 years, playing a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long-estranged granddaughter, an aspiring writer, pops back into his life, at first searching for money to help her ne'er-do-well boyfriend get off the hook with the syndicate and later redeveloping a warm, familial bond with the old man. Filmed entirely on location in Manhattan, whose flamboyant mayor, Edward Koch, puts in a cameo as a seedy fight promoter. Art Carney received an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance as Cagney's long-time pal.
James R Bilz
Aired in United States March 27, 1984