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King of the World (2000)

The early career of boxer Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, as he prepares for a title fight against Sonny Liston, while struggling to come to terms with his private and public personas.

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... Cassius Clay
... Sonny Liston
... Drew 'Bundini' Brown
... Malcolm X
... Angelo Dundee
... Robert Lypsite
... Jackie Gleason
... Bill Barnstable
... Bill McDonald
Phyllis Cicero ... Mrs. Geraldine Liston
... Jimmy Cannon
... Jack Nilon / Kilon
Vince Davis ... Izzy Sharnik
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The early career of boxer Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, as he prepares for a title fight against Sonny Liston, while struggling to come to terms with his private and public personas.

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Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee... Become a legend.

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Biography | Drama

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10 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Muhammad Ali: King of the World  »

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Great movie covering the early years of Ali's boxing career
3 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I initially thought it was going to cover Ali's entire life, and I was a little disappointed when I discovered that this was not the case. However, in retrospect, it's evident that a two-part series could not have done his entire life justice. King of the World provided the audience with an insight into the formative years of Ali's boxing career that the average person has probably not been privileged to. We actually see a transformation of a shy young man with a slight stuttering problem into a bold young man with an exceptional ability to handle the media and the audacity to call himself "The Greatest", and rightfully so.


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