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

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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.

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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
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Himself - former police detective
Hank Kaplan ...
Himself
Ray Schoeninger ...
Himself - Liston's sparring partner
Larry Merchant ...
Himself
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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.

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Great Documentary About a Complicated Man
25 August 2002 | by (The Greater Southwest) – See all my reviews

Everybody knows who Mike Tyson is, but before there was Iron Mike, there was Sonny Liston. Sonny Liston made Mike Tyson seem like a school girl. Liston was big, mean, tough and controlled by the mob. He started from a poor and harsh upbringing and eventually became Heavyweight Champ of the World. However, being champ did not end his troubles, in a way, they just started. Fascinating look at a very interesting life.


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