The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

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Geraldine Liston
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Savino
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Father Alios
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The story of World heavyweight champion boxer Charles L. "Sonny" Liston, who was knocked down 2 minutes into a championship fight by a seemingly harmless right hook from Muhammad Ali. It would forever be known as the "Phantom Punch". Liston later died under mysterious circumstances. Written by Anonymous

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"Before Tyson, there was Liston".

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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and some violence involving a sexual assault | See all certifications »
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September 2008 (USA)  »

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The film was first titled 'Finding Sonny' and full production of the entire movie was to take place in Canton, Ohio. See more »

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Something Up Your Sleeve
Written by Joe Lervold and Sandy Sherman
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet featuring Patrick Maier
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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Phantom Punch is a Good Movie
23 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie, and wondered why it was not released in theatres. It is a quite good movie, that is very thought provoking especially, concerning the circumstance surrounding Sonny Liston's death. The actor named Ving Rhames does a very good job and is fantastic in it. It amazes me, and I do not understand why the other reviewers are so negative, but if you like boxing and are a boxing history fan, this is a must see..... I thoroughly enjoyed it... And if you're a boxing fan, you probably will too... PS - Robert Townsend is a fine talent as both an actor and director... So watch it and don't be fooled by any negative reviews... :)


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