The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

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Released 1977

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The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

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Director:
Tom Gries , Monte Hellman
Released:
1977
Rating:
PG
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali is a 1977 film depicting the extraordinary career of legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, where he plays himself. It follows the story of his impressive path to glory, starting from becoming an Olympic champion, when he was only 18-years old, up to the famous "The Rumble in the Jungle" against George Foreman in Zaire, Africa. Ernest Borgnine plays his famous trainer Angelo Dundee. His intense and colorful life was full of events that accompanied his boxing success, such as converting to Islam, changing his name and the refusal to join the Army during Vietnam draft, based on religious beliefs. The film clearly demonstrates that Muhammad Ali was not only a great man with a unique personality and a sports star, but also an excellent actor, who knew how to make sensational statements and to entertain the audience with his famous verbal wit and skill. This is a film about the desire to win and a passionate life of one of the greatest men that ever lived.moreless
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    Documentary, Drama, Sports

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    African-American Heritage, Boxing, Biography