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A.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)

The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.

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Himself - Cassius Clay
Cus D'Amato ...
Himself
Floyd Patterson ...
Himself (archive footage)
Buster Mathis ...
Himself (archive footage)
José Torres ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Max Schmeling ...
Himself (archive footage)
Angelo Dundee ...
Himself (archive footage)
Tunney Hunsaker ...
Himself (archive footage)
Archie Moore ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Henry Cooper ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jim Jacobs ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Himself (archive footage)
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The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.

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See the punches that won the championship and the ideals that lost it! See more »

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Rated PG for mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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1 March 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Muhammad Ali a.k.a. Cassius Clay  »

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Worthwhile period piece
9 March 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This 1970 documentary was filmed while Muhammad Ali's future in the ring was still uncertain. The film posits a possible future for Ali as a Black revolutionary, and there's plenty of evidence presented to support that possibility. Of course, things didn't turn out that way, and Ali resumed his ring career. Surprisingly sympathetic, this film is a valuable artefact that deserves renewed attention in this post-Will Smith period of Ali's life.


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