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Phantom Punch (2008)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  September 2008 (USA)
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The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

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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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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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The Man That I Love
Music by Stacey Hersh
Lyrics by Robert Townsend
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Phantom Punch
12 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Phantom Punch is directed by Robert Townsend and written by Ryan Combs. It traces the life and times of Sonny Liston, the World heavyweight boxing champion who over his career fought the likes of Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson. Townsend biopic traces Liston's career from 1950 to his death in 1971.

Ving Rhames, is perfectly cast as Charles L 'Sonny' Liston. Rhames gives a stellar performance depicting the boxer's tumultuous life, where dealing with the rampant racism of the day, the heavy hand of the mob, and the heavier hand of the law was part and parcel of the job. And touches on the controversy surrounding his mysterious death.


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