On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's ... See full summary »
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On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present hype of the professional boxing scene would come face to face with the worlds of big business, Hollywood, and hip hop. Sitting ringside was controversial rapper Tupac Shakur. Shakur and Tyson were friends, a feeling of kinship linked them as each rose to stardom from poverty only to be thrown in prison. Following Tyson's victory, Shakur and "Iron Mike" were to celebrate at an after party, but the rap star never arrived. Shakur was brutally gunned down later that night, and the scene in Las Vegas quickly turned from would-be celebratory revelry to ill fated and inopportune tragedy. Director Reggie Bythewood, with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, will tell not only the story of that infamous night but of the remarkable ... Written by ESPN Films

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A great Story about two successful African American Men
8 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a person who was a big fan of both Mike Tyson and Tupac I truly enjoyed this film. I am really writing this review in response to another review called "Too much sugar" or something like that. This film was displayed like a comic book, or a video graphic novel and I thought the poetical narration of the two young men was awesome. The references to slavery and comparisons of the boxing ring to the slave auction block, were different yet realistic perspectives that I never heard before. If felt they added to a movie that had more than enough character, with its two main aspects of Tucpac and Tyson. Overall the film was very entertaining and inspirational. I never knew that Tyson and Pac were close. Watching Tyson is always great because I feel that the media depicts his as an ignorant man, yet he is very intelligent. He does not use the best words when speaking, but I can see the intelligence behind his words. I felt that this film was really good and it takes a look into two of the most influential men of my generation (I am 31). People from the hood love both of these men and anyone from the hood will really like to see the different stories its cast tell about these two men.


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