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The Greatest (1977) Poster

(1977)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Tom Gries

Writing Credits  

Muhammad Ali ... (based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by) and
Herbert Muhammad ... (based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by) and
Richard Durham ... (based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by)
 
Ring Lardner Jr. ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

...
Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali
...
Angelo Dundee
...
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
...
Herbert Muhammad
...
Payton Jory
...
Mrs. Fairlie
...
John the Gardener (as Theodore R. Wilson)
Annazette Chase ...
Belinda Ali
Mira Waters ...
Ruby Sanderson
Chip McAllister ...
Cassius Clay Aged 18 (as Phillip 'Chip' McAllister)
Drew Bundini Brown ...
Drew 'Bundini' Brown (as Drew 'Bundini' Brown)
...
Bill McDonald
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Cruikshank
...
Hollis
...
Malcolm X
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Velvet Green
...
Sonny Liston
...
Draft Lawyer
Richard Gullage ...
Commission Doctor
Arthur Adams ...
Cassius Clay Senior
Dorothy Meyer ...
Odessa Clay
...
Rahaman Ali (as Rahaman Ali)
...
Howard Bingham (as Howard Bingham)
Stack Pierce ...
Rahaman
Richard Venture ...
Colonel
W. Youngblood Muhammad ...
W. Youngblood Muhammad
Ven Medina ...
Ronnie (as Ben Medina)
...
Carrara
...
Major
Lloyd Wells ...
Lloyd Wells
George Garro ...
Mr. Curtis
...
Captain
Ernie Wheelwright ...
Bossman Jones
Pat Patterson ...
Pat Patterson
George Cooper ...
Lawyer
...
Mr. Harry
...
Gene Kilroy
...
Hooker
Sally Gries ...
Sponsor's Wife
Elizabeth Marshall ...
Sponsor's Wife
Don Dunphy ...
Commentator
Fernand A. Larrieu Jr. ...
Grocer
...
Suzie Gomez
Harold Conrad ...
Harold Conrad
Alberto Martín ...
Doctor
Ray Holland ...
Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (archive footage)
Yank Durham ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bob Foster ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ray Mann ...
Young Man
Buster Mathis ...
Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Mercante ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Archie Moore (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Floyd Patterson ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Quarry ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sally Bondi ...
Bess (uncredited)
Joe Bugner ...
Joe Bugner (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zach Clayton ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
...
White Youth (uncredited)
Barney Felix ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roy Firestone ...
TV Reporter (uncredited)
...
George Foreman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Levi Forte ...
Gym Boxer (uncredited)
Bob Gordon ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Vic Hunter ...
Metro Di (uncredited)
...
Reporter (uncredited)
Todd Rosen ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Kirby Sanders ...
Reporter 'Can We Quote You' (uncredited)
Tracy 'Chubby' Steele ...
Boxer Hitting Heavy Bag in 5th Street Gym (uncredited)

Produced by 

John Marshall ... producer

Music by 

Michael Masser

Cinematography by 

Harry Stradling Jr. ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Byron 'Buzz' Brandt

Casting By 

Beverly McDermott

Production Design by 

Robert S. Smith ... (as Bob Smith)

Set Decoration by 

Solomon Brewer

Makeup Department 

Eddie M. Barron ... hair stylist (as Eddie Barron)
Thomas Tuttle ... makeup artist (as Tom Tuttle)
William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Tom Shaw ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Tom Shaw ... assistant director
Richard A. Wells ... second assistant director (as Richard Wells)

Art Department 

Sal Sommatino ... property master
Lavar Emert ... second props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Bob Biggart ... sound editor
William Randall ... sound mixer (as Bill Randall)
Pat Somerset ... sound editor
John Vincent ... sound (second unit)
Charles Randall ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Candy Flanagin ... special effects

Stunts 

Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Howard L. Bingham ... still photographer (as Howard Bingham)
Louis Niemeyer ... assistant camera
Al Reiners ... gaffer: Miami
Eric Van Haren Noman ... camera operator
Richard Tim Vanik ... camera operator (as Tim Vanik)
Armando Contreras ... grip (uncredited)
Clifford Hutchison ... gaffer (uncredited)
Tom May ... key grip (uncredited)
Henry Polito ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Ron Tickle ... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Wooten ... best boy (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Eric Seelig ... wardrobe
Sandra Stewart ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Chuck Blecka ... assistant editor
George C. Villaseñor ... assistant editor (as George Villasenor)

Music Department 

Allyn Ferguson ... orchestrator
Earle Hagen ... orchestrator
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Lee Holdridge ... conductor / orchestrator
Erma E. Levin ... music editor
Mandrill ... additional music performer
Billy May ... orchestrator
Gene Page ... additional arrangements by
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herb Spencer)
Sally Stevens ... choir vocalist
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Randee Lynne Jensen ... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Sally Stevens ... soloist (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Ronnie Baker ... transportation (uncredited)
Earl Pierson ... bus driver (uncredited)
James C. Taylor ... unit driver: CMS (uncredited)

Other crew 

Samai Brown ... assistant to producer
Frank Kowalski ... script supervisor
Judi Rosner ... production secretary
Anne Shaw ... special assistant
Jack Brodsky ... project director (uncredited)
Walter Burrell ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Elie Cohen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Elton MacPherson ... auditor (uncredited)
Mary Reed ... assistant auditor (uncredited)

Thanks 

Tom Gries ... dedicatee: The Director of 'The Greatest' passed away on January 3, 1977. This Motion Picture is Dedicated to His Memory

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