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An extremely well done documentary which reaches well beyond the boundaries of sports. See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Don Dunphy ... Himself (archive footage)
Benny Paret ... Himself (archive footage)
Emile Griffith ... Himself
Pete Hamill ... Himself
Juan Gonzalez ... Himself
Howie Albert ... Himself
Gil Clancy ... Himself
Jimmy Breslin ... Himself
Bill Gallo ... Himself
Ron Ross ... Himself
Hank Kaplan ... Himself
Franklin Griffith ... Himself
Jimmy Powers ... Himself (archive footage)
Gaspar Ortega ... Himself
Neal Gabler ... Himself
Jack Newfield ... Himself
Carmen Basilio ... Himself
Lucy Paret ... Herself

Joe Cortez ... Himself
Manuel Alfaro ... Himself (archive footage)
Emelda Griffith ... Herself (archive footage)
Garry Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
José Torres ... Himself
Charles Kaiser ... Himself

Liberace ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruby Goldstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Herb Goldstein ... Himself

Ed Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage)
Sugar Ray Robinson ... Himself (archive footage)
Alexander Schiff ... Himself (as Dr. Alexander Schiff)

Norman Mailer ... Himself (voice)
Max Turshen ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph F. Carlino ... Himself - Speake of Assembly
Gene Fullmer ... Himself
Benny Paret Jr. ... Himself
Ralph Dupas ... Himself (archive footage)
Sadie Griffith ... Herself
Eckhard Dagge ... Himself
Luis Rodrigo ... Himself
Juan LaPorte ... Himself
Angelo Dundee ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Foreman ... Himself
Marvelous Marvin Hagler ... Himself
Naseem Hamed ... Himself

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Jake LaMotta ... Himself
Michael Moorer ... Himself

Ken Norton ... Himself
Jimmy O'Farrell ... Himself
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)
Nelson Rockefeller ... Himself (archive footage)

Dustin Warburton ... Himself

Directed by
Ron Berger 
Dan Klores 
 
Produced by
Jake Bandman .... assistant producer
Ron Berger .... producer
Larry Burday .... associate producer
Larry Burday .... coordinating producer
Liza Burnett .... associate producer
Lewis Katz .... executive producer
Dan Klores .... producer
Jack Newfield .... co-producer
Adam Schiff .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Sherman Foote 
 
Cinematography by
Buddy Squires 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Levine 
 
Art Department
Joy Kilpatrick .... graphics designer
 
Sound Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... sound editor
Roger Phenix .... sound
Irv Reinhard .... sound
Mark Roy .... sound
George Shafnaker .... sound (as George Shafnacker)
Ira Spiegel .... sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Akerblom .... location engineer
Andrew Cravotta .... videotape operator
Will Curtin .... videotape operator
Andy Futo .... assistant camera
Peter Holmes .... videotape operator
Stephen Kazmierski .... additional cinematographer (as Steve Kazmierski)
Justin Kelly .... videotape operator
Cecilia Lewis .... videotape operator
Carmen Maxcy .... videotape operator
John Meenan .... videotape operator
Laura Nespola .... assistant camera
Gerry Reises .... assistant camera
Anthony Savini .... assistant camera
Derek Young .... location engineer
 
Animation Department
Glen Schauer .... stills animation
 
Editorial Department
Wally Carey .... on-line editor
Patricia Flannigan .... post-production
Scott Gaillard .... color correction
Melissa Kirz .... post-production
Susan Korda .... editorial consultant
Jacob Steingroot .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brian Chin .... music supervisor
Oscar Hernandez .... composer: additional music
Adam Lawrence .... music librarian
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Amaro .... driver
Leroy Sims .... driver
 
Other crew
Howie Abbott .... source: archive photographs
Joan Baird .... assistant to producer
Charlie Barbrizio .... production assistant
Tony Fosco .... source: archive photographs
Libby Geist .... production assistant
Herb Goldstein .... source: archive photographs
Emile Griffith .... source: archive photographs
George Kalinsky .... source: archive photographs
Julianne Kim .... bookkeeper
Jacob Maarbjerg .... source: archive photographs
Claude Maloon .... source: archive photographs
Randy Neumann .... source: archive photographs
Veena Raj .... assistant to producer
Elias Savada .... copyright researcher
Daniel Vatsky .... researcher
Karen Wyatt .... archival researcher
 
Thanks
Susanna Aaron .... special thanks
Kevin Barry .... special thanks
Karen Berger .... special thanks
Steve Bornn .... special thanks
Jonathan Dana .... special thanks
Clive Davis .... special thanks
Bob Drury .... special thanks
Angelo Dundee .... special thanks
Don Elbaum .... special thanks
Ari Emanuel .... special thanks
Linda Fiorentino .... special thanks
Gary Ginsberg .... special thanks
Les Goodstein .... special thanks
Christina Griffin .... special thanks
Donna Gutkin .... special thanks
Greg Hodes .... special thanks
George Kalinsky .... special thanks
Craig Kallman .... special thanks
Abbe Klores .... special thanks
Emily Kriegel .... special thanks
Mark Kriegel .... special thanks
Peter Lofrumento .... special thanks
Steve Lott .... special thanks
Norman Mailer .... special thanks
Cristina McGinniss .... special thanks
Judith McNally .... special thanks
Hunter Meighan .... special thanks
Lorne Michaels .... special thanks
Liston Monsanto .... special thanks
Beth Nathanson .... special thanks
Claudette Sierra .... special thanks
Bruce Silverglade .... special thanks
Eddie Simon .... special thanks
Fisher Stevens .... special thanks
Allison Weiner .... special thanks
Luana Wheatley .... special thanks
Patrick Whitesell .... special thanks
Cary Woods .... special thanks
Melissa Young .... special thanks
 

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An extremely well done documentary which reaches well beyond the boundaries of sports., 27 April 2005
Author: neovsr2d2 from Florida

An extremely well done documentary which reaches well beyond the boundaries of sports. Even though it follows the boxing career of Emile Griffith, its a poignant story that touches upon an era of innocence in America that is long gone. Sports writer, Pete Hamill made an early comment in the film in which he states that even though it is 1962, America was still living in the '50s. Being almost 2 decades removed from our World War II war heroes, America was on the cusp of a new time. A time where death could be seen on TV. A time where our potential new heroes would be scrutinized and seen as human with frailties and tastes that may be different from what was perceived as the norm. I would recommend this documentary to all, not only sports fans. But, only by being a sports fan, did I hear about it on commercial TV (which I don't watch much of). I look forward to seeing it again, hopefully, on DVD soon. It would be unfortunate if people judge this as only as a sports documentary.

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