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Boxing: In and Out of the Ring (2001 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary that takes viewers inside the high-stakes business of boxing. It is an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the fight game from both sides of the ropes. (94 mins.)
 
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Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 mins.)
 
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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004 Documentary)
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion. (214 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
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Through the Fire (2005 Documentary)
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"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA. (103 mins.)
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: One Night in Vegas (2010)
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On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas...
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)
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In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball...
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
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This film follows the career of Jimmy Synder, a professional gambler. He helped legitimize betting in...
 
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Muhammad and Larry (1980 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
 
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The Real Rocky (2011 TV Movie)
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The story of Chuck Wepner, an underdog boxer who went the distance against Muhammad Ali and inspired the creation of Rocky. (58 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
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The Wayman Tisdale Story (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary celebrating the life and legacy of Wayman Tisdale, a three time All-American, Gold Medal Olympian, former NBA star, and world renowned jazz musician. (65 mins.)
 
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Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005 Documentary)
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A story of violence, love, sex, politics and media centered around the life of Griffith, a six-time world welterweight champion. (87 mins.)
 
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The Lost Son of Havana (2009 Documentary)
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After 46 years in exile, former major league baseball star Luis Tiant returns to Cuba, where he encounters unexpected demons and receives unexpected gifts from his family. (102 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Hock
 
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The Endless Summer (1966 Documentary)
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters. (95 mins.)
Director: Bruce Brown
 
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Catching Hell (2011 Documentary)
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After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the team's misfortune on fellow fan Steve Bartman, who interfered with a foul ball and prevented Moises Alou from making a catch. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Without Bias (2009)
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From Legend to Tragedy. The name of former University of Maryland basketball superstar and Boston Celtics draft pick Len Bias still provokes powerful, and immediate responses, more than 20 years after his death. (96 mins.)
Director: Kirk Fraser
 
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J.C. Chávez (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez. (78 mins.)
Director: Diego Luna
 
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Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006 Documentary)
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The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's. (97 mins.)
 
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When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
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The Big Fight: Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier (1975 Documentary)
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(23 mins.)
 
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The Last Round Chuvalo vs Ali (2003 Documentary)
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Director: Joseph Blasioli
 
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Facing Ali (2009 Documentary)
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion. (100 mins.)
Director: Pete McCormack
 
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Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Barbara Kopple profiles the life and career of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and the surrounding events that led to his 1992 6 year prison conviction. (93 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
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Champions Forever (1989 Documentary)
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No other film has the sweeping review of Ali's greatest fights, the legendary fight footage, and the... (90 mins.)
 
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HBO Boxing (1973 TV Series)
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Heavyweights Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fight in Kinshasa, Zaire, for the WBA and WBC championship. Ali upsets Foreman and knocked him out in the eighth round.
 
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HBO Boxing (1973 TV Series)
Episode: Thrilla in Manila (1975)
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Tyson (2008 Documentary)
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A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
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Pumping Iron (1977 Documentary)
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From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr... (85 mins.)
 
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Raging Bull (1980)
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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
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Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)
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True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation. (100 mins.)
Director: Gus Trikonis