Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of the Army draft, and the legal battle after being stripped of his World Title.
The story you only think you knew.
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Did You Know?
The song "The Greatest Love of All", first introduced on the soundtrack of this movie by George Benson
, went on to become an international smash hit for Whitney Houston
in 1986. See more
In the opening scene the American Flag is hanging incorrectly; the blue field with stars should always be in the top left when the flag is hanging in that manner. See more
Cassius Clay Aged 18
How Cassius Took Rome, by Cassius Clay, Jr.: To make America the Greatest is my goal, So I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the United States was a medal of gold.
Referenced in Small Change
I Always Knew I Had It In Me
Sung by George Benson
Music by Michael Masser
Lyrics by Gerry Goffin See more