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A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mills Lane ...
Himself (archive footage)
Trevor Berbick ...
Himself (archive footage)
Cus D'Amato ...
Himself (archive footage)
William Cayton ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jim Jacobs ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Max Schmeling ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Gene Tunney ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Carl Williams ...
Himself (archive footage)
Larry Holmes ...
Himself (archive footage)
Tyrell Biggs ...
Himself (archive footage)


Mike Tyson narrates his life story as a reaction to fear and as a resolution not to be bullied or humiliated as he was when a boy in Brooklyn's mean streets. He starts boxing while at a state detention center; his coach there sends him to Cus D'Amato who becomes trainer, father figure, and confidence builder. Tyson wins a series of championships and, for six years, is unbeatable. A failed marriage, a felony conviction, and lack of training lead to his fall. We see later losing fights and archive footage of other incidents in his life. Tyson concludes by speaking philosophically about being a father and trying to be a better person. Written by <>

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The man. The legend. The truth.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tyson: The Movie  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$85,046 (USA) (24 April 2009)


$887,126 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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Director James Toback wanted to get Tyson talking while he was completing rehab, as he felt Tyson would be more clear-headed and willing to speak about some of his life's darker moments. Furthermore, Toback and Tyson had the understanding that no topic would be off limits, nor would Tyson have any say over what footage made the final cut. See more »


Mike Tyson: And then we went... of course we got to go through this court bullshit. And then I received what 10... well no... what was it $20 million? I received some small amount of money from them. Probably, I don't know if it was $20 million, $30 million. I don't know what it was. It was a small amount of money. It doesn't really even matter. It just destroyed everything. It was really just a bad time in life.
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A great Doc. from a great fighter.
15 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mike Tyson, probably the greatest heavy weight to ever walk the earth during a short span of 2 to 3 years. Why do you think all the other great heavyweights waited until he was well aged before they fought him. No other fighter ever exuded such skilled ferocity, not even Foreman.

Around the same time as Tyson's rape trial was William Kennedy's rape trial. I remember saying to a friend of mine after both trials were over that I bet William Kennedy was guilty and Tyson was not. I assume Tyson had his way with her and then discarded her and when she realized what his intentions were, she did it to save face and get back at him.

Now look, Tyson himself, says he took advantage of many woman but not her and you know, I actually believe him. Just a gut feeling I guess. Maybe I am wrong but its how I see it. Tyson was no saint by a long way and he admittedly confessed to committing many many felonies.

I actually find myself defending him for some reason.

Now that I said my points. This was an extremely intriguing documentary. From the heart and apparently truthful account of Mike Tyson. I never realized how well read Mike is. He has an excellent grasp of the English language and I only noted one or two bad English comments "That weren't intended".

He is very charismatic and intelligent. He gives very astute and detailed re-tellings of his life.

I was very much interested throughout.

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