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The Great White Hype (1996)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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 <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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Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx also co-starred in Django Unchained (2012), which The Great White Hype (1996) director Reginald Hudlin co-produced. It probably evoked a sense of déjà vu for Jackson, Foxx, and Hudlin sixteen years later. See more »

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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 »

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Terry Conklin: ...What's that?
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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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Chicken Huntin'
(Slaughterhouse No Blood Radio Mix)
Performed by Insane Clown Posse (as ICP)
Written by Insane Clown Posse (as ICP), Mike E. Clark, D. Greenburg, H. Dodd,
M. Niles
Produced and Mixed by Mike E. Clark & Insane Clown Posse (as ICP)
Insane Clown Posse appears courtesy of Jive Records / Zomba
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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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