MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 40,863 this week

Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion (1995)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |  Documentary, Biography, Sport
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The story of the life and career of boxer Sonny Liston, who rose from being a violent street enforcer for an organized crime ring to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 101 titles
created 07 Jun 2012
 
a list of 179 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1465 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion (TV Movie 1995)

Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion (TV Movie 1995) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion.
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonny Liston ...
Himself (archive footage)
William Nack ...
Himself - writer
Jerry Izenberg ...
Himself
Geraldine Liston ...
Herself
Raymond Munson ...
Himself - friend
Nigel Collins ...
Himself - Ring magazine
Pat Putnam ...
Himself - boxing historian
Bob Burnes ...
Himself - Liston's first manager
Johnny Tocco ...
Himself - Liston's first trainer
William Roemer ...
Himself - former FBI agent
Foneda Cox ...
Himself - Liston's sparring partner
...
Himself - former police detective
Hank Kaplan ...
Himself
Ray Schoeninger ...
Himself - Liston's sparring partner
Larry Merchant ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

The story of the life and career of boxer Sonny Liston, who rose from being a violent street enforcer for an organized crime ring to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Left More Questions Than Answers
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big boxing fan and a great fan of former world heavyweight boxing champion Charles "Sonny" Liston. However, after viewing this documentary, I felt it left more questions than answers.

I found it strange that none of Sonny Liston's brothers or sisters were interviewed. No mention was made of the career of "Sailor" Liston who was fighting some 10 years before; was it Sonny or as some say his uncle. No mention was made of his step-daughter.

The controversy of Liston's birth-date was slightly addressed, as was his comeback following the Ali defeats. As for his death, it left no clear cut answers.

I enjoyed this film, but it left me scratching my head, hoping for a follow-up.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD?? moviefiend-1

Contribute to This Page