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The Great White Hype (1996) Poster

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The Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) greets a man with shoulder length black hair and a black suit, with "Hey Vincent, Vincent, where's Jules man?", a reference to Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction (1994).
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The lion's head entrance to the MGM Grand, featured in the movie, has since been removed, because many Chinese gamblers avoided the casino (or entered through the back entrance), due to the feng shui belief, that entering the mouth of the lion was bad luck.
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The film that James "The Grim Reaper" Roper is watching before the fight is Dolemite (1975).
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Jon Lovitz's character mentions, when watching the film of Tommy Morrison being knocked out, that he is "John Wayne's cousin". Allegedly, Morrison was John Wayne's (real name Marion Michael Morrison) grand-nephew.
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Many members of the cast made either guest appearances, or had recurring roles on the FOX television series Roc (1991), which featured Rocky Carroll as a regular cast member. This includes: Samuel L. Jackson, Corbin Bernsen, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jamie Foxx, Albert Hall, Lamont Johnson, Art Evans, and Rick Scarry.
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Ron Shelton has expressed distaste for the film, because his script was completely revised by comedian Tony Hendra.
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Such was Ron Shelton's dislike of this movie, that he has said, "I tried to get my name taken off it, because the film they made was not the script I wrote. I find it a horrible movie."
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DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Reginald Hudlin): The last dancer in the closing credits of the film.
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The song Terry Conklin and his band are performing in the club when Sultan comes to see him is "Feed" by the band Local H.
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Damon Wayans and Jamie Foxx were on In Living Color (1990).
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Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx also co-starred in Django Unchained (2012), which The Great White Hype (1996) Director Reginald Hudlin Co-Produced. It probably evoked a sense of déjà vu for Jackson, Foxx, and Hudlin sixteen years later.
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Nedra Volz's last film.
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