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Ryan Combs (writer)
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Release Date:
September 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"Before Tyson, there was Liston".
Plot:
The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
A lot of historical inconsistencies ..... See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ving Rhames ... Sonny Liston

Stacey Dash ... Geraldine Liston

Nicholas Turturro ... Ceasar Novak

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Farah

David Proval ... Savino

Rick Roberts ... Father Alios

Alan Van Sprang ... Nico Orso

Egidio Tari ... Bobby Zazo

Andrew Hinkson ... Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay
Troy Amos-Ross ... Floyd Patterson

Brian Paul ... Police Chief Greensburg

Gord Rand ... Bill Macky
Phillip Jarrett ... Bishop Knight
Brian Frank ... Officer Mellow
Philip Williams ... St. Louis Cop

Sean Mauricette ... Catfish Jenkins
Pete Zedlacher ... Plainsclothes Cop #1
James Binkley ... Plainsclothes Cop #2
Mustafa Abdelkarim ... Young Sonny

Joseph Motiki ... Announcer Trent Mays

Pat Kelly ... Announcer
Stephen Lee Wright ... Bookie

Adrian Griffin ... Man #1
Nigel Shawn Williams ... Toby Liston
Ray Marsh ... Referee #1
John Kalbhenn ... Referee #2
Peter Wylie ... Referee #3 (as Peter E. Wylie)
Christopher Amos ... Referee #4

Layton Morrison ... Officer Buck
Andelle Posival ... Young Fan #1
Laura Wyatt ... Young Fan #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Olubawale ... jailed Boxer
Mark Simmons ... Irish Assassin
Daniella Tokic ... Girl fan

Danielle Benton ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Jennifer Donison ... Lewiston Ring Girl (uncredited)
Natalie Gauvreau ... (uncredited)

Neven Pajkic ... Irish Thunder (uncredited)
Amber Shonts ... Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Townsend 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryan Combs  writer

Produced by
Robert S. Costanzo .... co-producer
Simon DeKaric .... executive producer
Byron A. Martin .... executive producer
Pazz Neglia .... associate producer
Marek Posival .... producer
Ving Rhames .... producer
Wayne Thompson .... executive producer
Hassain Zaidi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen James Taylor 
 
Cinematography by
John Dyer 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Doherty 
 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Juli-Ann Kay (US casting)
 
Production Design by
Bob Sher 
 
Set Decoration by
Svjetlana Jaklenec 
 
Costume Design by
Joanna Syrokomla 
 
Makeup Department
Teena Black .... key makeup artist
Sarah Craig .... assistant hair stylist
Patricia Cuthbert .... key hair stylist
Stella Margaritis .... assistant makeup artist
Omar Roessler .... daily make-up
 
Production Management
Marvin Lawrence .... post-production supervisor
Marek Posival .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark MacDonald .... third assistant director
Pazz Neglia .... first assistant director
Fatima Palhetas .... assistant director
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director
Jennifer Zabawa .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
James Banos .... set dresser
Nazgol Goshtasbpour .... graphics artist
Chris Gotzamanis .... property master
Greg Kleynhans .... scenic painter
Michelle Lannon .... lead dresser
Eugenie Lau .... set dresser
Mark Moher .... assistant props buyer
Alicia Remigio .... art department apprentice
Michael H. Ward .... set dresser (as Mike Ward)
 
Sound Department
Elma Bello .... dialogue editor
Christian T. Cooke .... re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Doug Johnston .... sound mixer
Richard Leacock .... adr/voice talent
Rudy Michael .... foley mixer
Steve Moore .... re-recording mixer
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Marilee Yorston .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... digital artist: Switch VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX
Amir Eftekhari .... matte painter: Switch VFX
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
 
Stunts
Flint Eagle .... stunt performer
Blair Johannes .... stunt boxer
Liise Keeling .... stunt double
Egerton Marcus .... stunts
Layton Morrison .... stunt coordinator
Neven Pajkic .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alison Carby .... electric
Ryan Keller .... lighting technician
Dino Laurenza .... camera operator: "b" camera
Clement Lush .... lighting technician
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
David Mason .... key dolly grip
Mark O'Neill .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Stranks .... still photographer
Jeff Taylor .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Misha Rasaiah .... casting assistant
Karen Williams-Posival .... casting associate (as Karen Williams)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Ardagna .... wardrobe mistress
Billie Blast .... assistant costume designer
Kelsey Hart .... extras wardrobe coordinator
Greg Kleynhans .... wardrobe graphics
Wing Lee .... costume maker
Amber Thomas .... second assistant costume designer
Amber Thomas .... wardrobe assistant
Adrienne Vranckaert .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Frank Biasi .... digital intermediate editor
Patrick Duchesne .... digital intermediate producer
 
Transportation Department
Ricardo Violante .... driver
Bill Wilson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Luis Mendoza .... assistant location manger (as Luis M. Mendoza)
Alicia Pleasence .... production coordinator
Nadia Sandhu .... publicist
Shaan Singha .... assistant to director
Sean Thompson .... assistant to producer
Larry David Wilson .... assistant production coordinator
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and some violence involving a sexual assault
Runtime:
104 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (2008) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | New Zealand:R16 | Sweden:15 | USA:R (certificate #45692)
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Trivia:
The film was first titled 'Finding Sonny' and full production of the entire movie was to take place in Canton, Ohio.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Man That I LoveSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A lot of historical inconsistencies ....., 22 November 2010
Author: richeysj from Las Vegas

If you want to see what the real Sonny was all about, watch HBO's documentary "Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion". Its brilliant!! This movie...well not so good. Ving Rhames is great as usual. Problem is he may be a tad old for the role, plus he didn't have much to work with here. A lot of what we know about Sonny was historically inaccurate or missing. No harassment from Ali(a young Cassius Clay) before, or after the Patterson rematch. Ali (Clay) made Liston's life hell for over a year before their first fight. No scene detailing Sonny slapping Ali's face in a casino. Not even a mention of his first fight against Marty Marshall. Liston suffered a broken jaw in the fourth round before losing a close 8-round decision. But you wouldn't know it from this film. Sonny was no choirboy nice-guy for sure. But he deserves better than Phantom Punch.

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