Grand Champion 17 years old

'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of Grand Champion. People from all walks of life help Buddy and Hokey make their way across Texas by cheering them on to a toe-tapping surprise ending. Written by Sujit R. Varma


Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis

Mr. Blandford

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts


Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts


George Strait
George Strait


Grand Champion Cast

Name Character
Bruce Willis He was 49, now 66 years old as Mr. Blandford
Julia Roberts She was 36, now 53 years old as Jolene
Joey Lauren Adams She was 36, now 53 years old as Hallie
Natalie Maines She was 29, now 47 years old as Fiona
Emma Roberts She was 13, now 30 years old as Sister
Eloise DeJoria She was 47, now 64 years old as Mitzi
Andy Buckley He was 39, now 56 years old as Frank Bloomer
George Strait He was 52, now 69 years old as Himself

Grand Champion Crew

Name Department
Barry Tubb as Director. He was 41 (now 58) years old Directing
Grand Champion poster
Grand Champion (17 years)

  • Release day: Friday, August 27, 2004
  • Runtime: 93 minutes