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Tyson (1995)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | TV Movie 29 April 1995
The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

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The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves quickly, never focusing for long on anything in particular. Written by Rob Hartill

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Former Boxing Referee Mills Lane has a quick cameo as himself in this movie. He was the same referee that worked the fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Hollyfield. The same fight that was made famous when Tyson bit off a portion of Hollyfield's ear during the fight. See more »

Goofs

When Cus D'Amato admonishes his live-in tenant trainees for eating his ice cream, a Nutrition Facts label is visible on the side of the box. These were used by the the U.S.D.A. and F.D.A. after 1993, but this was still in the 1980s. See more »

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[first lines]
Mike Tyson: I was just a kid when I first got to see Muhammad Ali. I saw the way people looked up to him, saw their smiling faces. And I said to myself 'That's what I wanna be, I wanna be champ of the world'.
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Passable, forgettable, mediocre.
8 October 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

A very ordinary made-for-tv product, "Tyson" attempts to be a serious biopic while stretching the moments of angst for effect, fast forwarding through the esoterics of the corrupt sport of boxing, and muddling the sensationalistic stuff which is the only thing which makes Tyson even remotely interesting. A lukewarm watch at best which more likely to appeal to the general public than to boxing fans.


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