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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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Ron Shelton has expressed distaste for the film, because his script was completely revised by comedian Tony Hendra. See more »

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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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James Roper: I could beat Conklin and my meat at the same time!
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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.4 (2011) 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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