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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyson See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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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"Iron Mike" becomes Iron Bars Tyson
31 July 2004 | by zelda1964See all my reviews

I do feel a bit sad at the former champion's situation, and how he was led astray by fame and Wealth. It is a point,that if we desire to achieve greatness,we have to earn it by work.The bars are made by the man,Himself;This confused and misunderstood athlete is only to blame, because He refuses to change His World,His Life.In the movie, we see his tough exterior is rough,He does not trust or rely on the guidance of others.He does not move forward when tough times arise(such as death of trainer,surrogate mom)

There is an old fable of a "Phoenix rising out of the ashes it dwells in".As a role model for children, celebrities must dwell on past mistakes and learn what Society requires of them.I believe how they achieve a reputable name, is based on the impressions of others.


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