Ladies and the Champ (television) Two-hour television movie airing on The Wonderful World of Disney on April 22, 2001. Two elderly women in Younger, Illinois, a retirement town, break all the rules to become boxing managers to a young homeless man, a small-time crook whom the old ladies mistake for a prizefighter. Directed by Jeff Barry. Stars Olympia Dukakis (Sarah Stevenson), Marion Ross (Margaret Smith), David DeLuise (Darold Boyarsky), Sarah Strange (Jenny), Garwin Sanford (Vossbinder), Blu Mankuma (Royal Reynolds), Paul Michael (Hamp Gilliam). Filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C.