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A.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)

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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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Floyd Patterson ...
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José Torres ...
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Archie Moore ...
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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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Watch this and "The Greatest" instead of "Ali".
20 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

A.K.A. Cassius Clay (1970) was a documentary made during the time that Muhammed Ali was on "hiatus" from the world of professional boxing due to his strong religious beliefs. The film makers use a lot of valuable achieved footage, interviews with the Champ himself and those that were heavily involved in his life. A lot of classic Malcolm X footage can be found in this film as well. If you want to get a look into the life of the "Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of all time" then I advise you to watch this film. No dramatical theatrics. Just the man himself.

I would also recommend THE GREATEST as well. If you want to get a full picture of Muhammed Ali. I wish that somebody would do a film of his post-Zaire boxing career. Now that would be a fascinating film to see the "Elvis" phase of Muhammed Ali. I've read Ferdie Pacheco's book. Someone in Hollywood needs to make a big screen version of it.

Highly recommended.


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