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The Great White Hype (1996)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 3 May 1996 (USA)
When the champ's promoter, Reverend 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 ... See full summary »

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When the champ's promoter, Reverend 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 Reverend 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 <pwong@nt.net>

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If you can't find the perfect contender....make one.

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Eine K.O.mödie  »

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$7,874,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Such was Ron Shelton's dislike of this movie, that he has said, "I tried to get my name taken off it, because the film they made was not the script I wrote. I find it a horrible movie." See more »

Goofs

When Roper is watching the soap opera, and throws the ring away to watch his entourage chase it, it clearly falls out of the box as it skips on the floor. Yet, when Rollo puts it on, before Roper takes it, he takes it out of the box. See more »

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Johnny Windsor: Terry, listen to me: do this for the white race. You may be Irish, but they're almost white.
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While walking back to dressing room after fight, Conklin is followed by two little people from his entourage. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/En Vogue (1997) See more »

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Shoot 'em Up
Performed by Bone Thugs n Harmony
Written by D.J. U-Neek and Bone Thugs n Harmony
Produced by D.J. U-Neek for U-Neek Entertainment, Inc.
Bone Thugs n Harmony appear courtesy of Ruthless Records
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Black celebrities in boxing.
27 February 2003 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

There were many known faces in this movie. Range from Samuel l. Jackson to Jamie Foxx all participated in the in and outskirts of boxing. There were some stereotypes that black boxers can beat white boxers,and there never was a white heavyweight champion. This movie didn't get much recognition but if anyone who seen this movie can't deny that it wasn't funny,and each actor had a humorous part. This movie should have been a made for TV flick instead of releasing it in the theaters, because families could sit in the living room after dinner and get a good nights laugh.


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