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Tyson (1995)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | TV Movie 29 April 1995
The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

José Torres (novel), Robert Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Cus D'Amato
Paul Winfield ... Don King
Michael Jai White ... Mike Tyson
James Sikking ... Bill Clayton
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Rory Holloway
Tony Lo Bianco ... Jim Jacobs
Clark Gregg ... Kevin Rooney
Holt McCallany ... Teddy Atlas
Kristen Wilson ... Robin Givens
Sheila Wills Sheila Wills ... Ruth Roper
Regal Hanley Regal Hanley ... Young Mike Tyson
Lilyan Chauvin ... Camille Ewald
Rebekah Johnson ... Desiree Washington
George Murdock ... Baranski
Mane Rich Andrew ... Young Rodney Tyson (as Mane Andrew)
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The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves quickly, never focusing for long on anything in particular. Written by Rob Hartill

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Trivia

Former Boxing Referee Mills Lane has a quick cameo as himself in this movie. He was the same referee that worked the fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Hollyfield. The same fight that was made famous when Tyson bit off a portion of Hollyfield's ear during the fight. See more »

Goofs

When Cus D'Amato admonishes his live-in tenant trainees for eating his ice cream, a Nutrition Facts label is visible on the side of the box. These were used by the the U.S.D.A. and F.D.A. after 1993, but this was still in the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Tyson: I was just a kid when I first got to see Muhammad Ali. I saw the way people looked up to him, saw their smiling faces. And I said to myself 'That's what I wanna be, I wanna be champ of the world'.
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The Rise And Fall Of A Champ Human Triumph And Human Tragedy A Must See If Your A Mike Tyson Fan Or Boxing Enthusiast.
30 June 2000 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

This 1995 made for TV. HBO original movie chronicles Tyson's discovery by Cus D' Amato in 1979 in a Catskill, NY Boxing Club to the 1991 alleged rape of a black beauty pageant contestant. And I must say this film is brilliant it has all the highs and lows of Tyson's ferocious career as he destroys the heavyweight ranks and becomes the youngest heavyweight champion ever, also the dispute and problems he had with former trainer and current boxing analyst and trainer Teddy Atlas the film also does a good job of showing Tyson's rage and anger brought on by the deaths of his mother and the legend Cus D' Amato. I am especially glad that this film shows just how much of a gold digger ex-wife actress Robin Givens and her mother really were alot of people blamed Mike for the problems with him and Givens, but this film finally showed how manipulative Robin really was. And the crushing defeat to Buster Douglas was shown with such realism and Don King is wonderfully depicted as guiding Mike Tyson's career along perfect, finally the film does a great job of leaving the viewer to really have doubts if Mike really commited the rape or not watch and you will see. This movie airs often on the HBO networks you must record this for keep sake if your a boxing fan and followed the career of Tyson simply because of the realism it's like you were really there with Mike for the rise and fall.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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