When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape. Written by
P. Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you can't find the perfect contender....make one.
Did You Know?
The lion's head entrance to the MGM Grand, featured in the movie, has since been removed, because many Chinese gamblers avoided the casino (or entered through the back entrance), due to the feng shui belief, that entering the mouth of the lion was bad luck. See more
Since the beginning of the film Roper is clearly not in the physical shape an experienced professional heavyweight boxer has to be in. See more
Terry, listen to me: do this for the white race. You may be Irish, but they're almost white.
While walking back to dressing room after fight, Conklin is followed by two little people from his entourage. See more
I've Got You Under My Skin
Performed by Lou Rawls
and Biz Markie
Written by Cole Porter
Arranged and Produced by Marcus Miller See more