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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 25 nominations.
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Cassius Clay / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
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Drew 'Bundini' Brown
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Howard Cosell
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Malcolm X
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Angelo Dundee
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Howard Bingham
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Don King
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Sonji Roi
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Belinda Ali
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Veronica Porche
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Chauncey Eskridge
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Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
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Bradley
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Jabir Herbert Muhammad
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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.
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Luis Sarria
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Elijah Muhammad
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Robert Lipsyte
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Joe Smiley
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Odessa (as Candy Brown Houston)
David Elliott ...
Sam Cooke
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Woman Singer
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Joseph Mobutu
Michael Bentt ...
Sonny Liston
James Toney ...
'Smokin' Joe Frazier (as James N. Toney)
Alfred Cole ...
Ernie Terrell
Charles Shufford ...
George Foreman
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Floyd Paterson
Robert Sale ...
Jerry Quarry
Damien 'Bolo' Wills ...
Ken Norton
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Rudy Clay / Rahaman Ali
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Betty Shabazz
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Marlin Thomas
Morgana Van Peebles ...
Malcolm X's Daughter
Maya Van Peebles ...
Malcolm X's Daughter
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Young Cassius Clay
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The Doctor
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Jimmy Cannon
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Madison Square Garden Announcer
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Gordon Davidson
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Lieutenant Jerome Claridge (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Guy Van Swearingen ...
Induction FBI Man
Doug Hale ...
Judge Ingraham
LaDonna Tittle ...
Bundini's Landlady
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Bob Arum
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Boxing Commissioner
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ...
Malcolm's Bodyguard
Bobby Stuart ...
Thomas 15X Johnson (as Bob Stuart)
Patrick New ...
Room Service Guy
Ron O.J. Parson ...
Death Newsman
Ellis Williams ...
Family Photo Man (as Ellis E. Williams)
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Asian Cosmetologist (as Bokyun Chun)
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Assistant Director (as John G. Connolly)
Warner Saunders ...
Customer
Jack Reiss ...
Referee Arthur Mercante
Marty Denkin ...
Frazier Fight II Announcer
Tamara Lynch ...
Flight Attendant
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Hampton House Announcer (as Theron Benymon)
Bill Plaschke ...
Miami Weigh-In Reporter
Steve Springer ...
Miami Weigh-In Reporter
Patrick M. Connolly ...
Announcer
Patrick C. Russell ...
Referee
Robert Byrd ...
Willie Reddick
Cedric Wills ...
Jersey Joe Walcott, Referee
Ronald A. DiNicola ...
Prosecutor
Moses Hollins ...
Man on Train
Daniel E. Gurevitz ...
Boxing Commission Reporter
Steven Randazzo ...
Reporter
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Reporter
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Madison Square Garden Reporter
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Madison Square Garden Reporter
Mark Salem ...
New York Reporter
Sheldon Fogel ...
New York Reporter
Jim Gray ...
New York Reporter
Melvin Thomas ...
Harlem Neighbor
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Harlem Neighbor
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Harlem Neighbor (as Reginald Barshem Footman)
Poe Poe ...
Harlem Reporter
Mel Dick ...
Louisville Sponsoring Group
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Lana Shabazz (as Kim Taylor Coleman)
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Miami Cop
Vic Manni ...
Dressing Room Weigh-In Guy (as Victor Manni)
Will Gill Jr. ...
Dick Sadler
Sylvaine Strike ...
ORTF Interviewer
Denis Luposo ...
Kinshasa Reporter (as Dr. Denis Luposo)
Sharon Wilkinson ...
Rose Jennings
Carol Hatchett ...
Pointer Sister
Judith Mwale ...
Pointer Sister
Keabetswe Motsilanyane ...
Pointer Sister
Richard Katanga ...
Mobutu Aide / Military Aide
Thomas Kariuki Matheri ...
Lieutenant Nsakala
Larry Hazzard Sr. ...
Zack Clayton
Derrick Brown ...
Larry Holmes
Rommel Hyacinth ...
The Pilot
Graham Hopkins ...
London Banker
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CIA Man
Bradford E. Lang ...
Black Pilot
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Black Pilot
Dan Robbertse ...
Reporter in Zaire (as Daniel Robbertse)
Graham Clarke ...
Reporter in Zaire
Dimitri Cassar ...
Reporter in Zaire
Frank Notaro ...
Reporter in Zaire
Mark Mulder ...
Reporter in Zaire
David W. Hess ...
Reporter in Zaire (as David Hess)
Henrikennyo Mukenyi ...
Bula
Nathaniel Malekane ...
Archie Moore
Millard Arnold ...
Doc Broadus
Edda Collier ...
Blonde French Reporter
Yi Lu Wei ...
Chinese Delegate
Lee Cummings ...
Hunter Thompson
Zaa Nkweta ...
Foreman Fight Announcer
Themba Gasa ...
Idi Amin
Andrew P. Jones ...
Don King's Aide
Marc Kulazite Mboli ...
Additional Aide to Mobutu
Cimanga Kalambay ...
Additional Aide to Mobutu
Jean Bikoi ...
Additional Aide to Mobutu
James Gilbert ...
Sparring Partner in Africa
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Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Teddy Atlas ...
Audience Member in Zaire (uncredited)
Tony Babarino ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
Jon A. Barnes ...
Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
David Bjorlie ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Upscale Fight Fan (uncredited)
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Dr. King's Driver (uncredited)
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Harlem Resident (uncredited)
Vincent Cook ...
Jimmy Ellis (uncredited)
Craig Cove ...
Frazier Fight Reporter (uncredited)
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Radical Professor (uncredited)
James Currie ...
Court Room Photographer (uncredited)
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Roving Reporter (uncredited)
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Diplomat's Wife (uncredited)
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News Reporter (uncredited)
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Sports Writer (uncredited)
Freda Nelson Evans ...
Woman in Mink (uncredited)
Josh Feinberg ...
Extra in Terrell Fight Sequence (uncredited)
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Sparring partner (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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New York Reporter (uncredited)
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Foreman-Frazier Fight Judge (uncredited)
Ross Haines ...
News Cameraman (uncredited)
George Hambach ...
Induction Center Doctor (uncredited)
Daniel D. Harris ...
Ringside Color Commentator (uncredited)
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Concert Goer (uncredited)
Maxwell Highsmith ...
Nation of Islam Soldier No. 6 (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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FOI (uncredited)
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Club Goer (uncredited)
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Dumbfounded Spectator (uncredited)
Carolina Lancaster ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Brother 'Joe' (uncredited)
Eric Lichtenberg ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Corey Lubak ...
Swimmer (uncredited)
Paul McMichael ...
Fight Fan (uncredited)
Valentine Miele ...
Liston Fight Reporter (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Denise Moss ...
Bar Goer (uncredited)
K.C. Muskat ...
Waitress (uncredited)
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Louis Rodriguez (uncredited)
Tracy Perry ...
Usher (uncredited)
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Boxing Trainer (uncredited)
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TV Reporter (uncredited)
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Angry Fight Fan (uncredited)
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Heckler (uncredited)
Joseph Luis Rubin ...
Blinky Polermo (uncredited)
Wil Santiago ...
Fruit of Islam (uncredited)
Prince Shah ...
Angry Fight Fan (uncredited)
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Fight Fan (uncredited)
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Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Jack Truman ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Uhler ...
Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
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Times Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Warnack ...
Madison Square Garden Fight Fan (uncredited)
John Wolfshohl ...
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini (uncredited)
Graeme Wood ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Fight Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Mann

Written by

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Gregory Allen Howard ... (story)
 
Stephen J. Rivele ... (screenplay) &
Christopher Wilkinson ... (screenplay) and
Eric Roth ... (screenplay) &
Michael Mann ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Paul Ardaji ... producer
Howard L. Bingham ... executive producer (as Howard Bingham)
Lee Caplin ... executive producer
Gusmano Cesaretti ... associate producer
A. Kitman Ho ... producer
Graham King ... executive producer
James Lassiter ... producer
Michael Mann ... producer
Jon Peters ... producer
João Ribeiro ... consulting producer
John D. Schofield ... co-producer
Kathleen M. Shea ... associate producer
Michael Waxman ... co-producer

Music by

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Pieter Bourke
Lisa Gerrard

Cinematography by

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Emmanuel Lubezki ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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William Goldenberg
Lynzee Klingman
Stephen E. Rivkin ... (as Stephen Rivkin)
Stuart Waks

Editorial Department

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Gordon Antell ... first assistant editor: avid
Lori Ball ... assistant editor
Kenny Becker ... co-color timer
Rayford Berrymon ... assistant editor
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Bryan H. Carroll ... associate editor
Timothy Colletti ... assistant film editor
Rolando Diaz ... telecine dailies
Alex Hepburn ... assistant editor: avid
Michael Hofacre ... assistant editor
Kristopher Kasper ... editor: main title sequence
Adam Kimmerlin ... editorial production assistant
Robert Komatsu ... assistant editor
Gene A. Lewis Jr. ... editorial production assistant
Edward Malone ... first assistant film editor
Jim Passon ... co-color timer
Brett M. Reed ... apprentice editor (as Brett Reed)
Mike Sowa ... high-definition color timer
Kristina Trirogoff ... first assistant editor
Marianne Urioste ... assistant editor
Ben Williams ... assistant editor
Daniel Yang ... dailies digitizer
Valance Eisleben ... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Kim Roseborough ... assistant editor: location (uncredited)

Casting By

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Victoria Thomas

Production Design by

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John Myhre

Art Direction by

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Jonathan Lee
Bill Rea
Tomas Voth

Set Decoration by

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Jim Erickson

Costume Design by

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Marlene Stewart

Makeup Department

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Pierce Austin ... hair stylist: Mr. Smith
Carol Brown ... makeup artist
Mary 'Dugan' Buono ... hair stylist
Greg Cannom ... special makeup effects artist
Mary Cooke ... key hair stylist
Shirley Dolle ... key hair stylist
C. Romania Ford ... makeup artist
Mark Garbarino ... prosthetic makeup artist: Mr. Voight
Keith Hall ... makeup artist
Glen Hanz ... sculptor
Andrea Jackson ... hair stylist
Connie Kallos ... additional hair stylist: Chicago
Erma Kent ... hair stylist
John Kim ... makeup effects technician: Captive Audience Productions
Mary Kim ... makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Nick Marra ... sculpture designer: Mr. Voight
Robert C. Mathews III ... hair stylist
Cat'Ania McCoy-Howze ... key makeup artist: Chicago unit
Lydia Milars ... makeup supervisor
Vera Mitchell ... hair department head
Judy Murdock ... makeup artist: Mr. Smith
Christopher Allen Nelson ... special makeup effects artist
Mark Nieman ... silicone technician
Suzi Ostos ... makeup artist
Nadyne Peoples ... additional makeup artist
Michael Peterson ... makeup effects technician
Margaret Prentice ... prosthetic makeup
Beverly Jo Pryor ... makeup department head
Joseph Regina ... key makeup artist (as Joseph Michael Regina)
Brian Sipe ... prosthetic effects supervisor
Roddy Stayton ... additional hair stylist
Simone Stubbs ... assistant makeup artist
Froylan Tercero ... makeup effects technician
Alicia M. Tripi ... hair stylist
Laine Trzinski ... hair stylist (as Elaine M. Cascio)
Todd Tucker ... makeup effects technician
Keith VanderLaan ... makeup effects producer: Captive Audience Productions
Kenneth Walker ... hair stylist
Wesley Wofford ... prosthetic effects supervisor
Michael F. Blake ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Anita Brabec ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jay Cannistraci ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Donna Cicatelli-Lewis ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kim Collea ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sean Kenney ... lens technician (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel ... makeup artist (uncredited)
James Parr ... special makeup effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Peterson ... lab makeup effects (uncredited)
Justin Raleigh ... key special makeup effects technician: Mr. Voight (uncredited)
Marsha Shearrill ... makeup artist: second unit, Chicago (uncredited)
Brian Sipe ... fight makeup key artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kevin De La Noy ... unit production manager
Thomas Hayslip ... production supervisor
Billy Higgins ... unit production manager: Chicago
Genevieve Hofmeyr ... production manager: South Africa
Angela Phillips ... assistant production manager: South Africa
Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt ... production supervisor (as Elayne Schneiderman)
Cristen Carr Strubbe ... unit production manager
Michael Tinger ... post-production supervisor
Chris Wheeldon ... unit manager: Ghana
Yvonne Yaconelli ... production supervisor: African unit
Robert Latham Brown ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Angus Buchan ... second assistant director: Mozambique
Geoff Dibben ... second assistant director: Mozambique
Anthony Hemingway ... second second assistant director: New York (as Anthony M. Hemingway)
Julie Herrin ... second assistant director
Jason Hilgart ... assistant director
Takahide Kawakami ... second second assistant director: New York
Genevieve Le Cordeur ... second assistant director: Mozambique
Neil Lewis ... additional second assistant director
Camille Mbongo ... second assistant director: Mozambique
Stephanie Moore ... additional second assistant director
Antonio Pereira ... second assistant director: Mozambique
Luis Sarmento ... second assistant director: Mozambique
Jody Spilkoman ... second second assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart ... additional second assistant director
Susan E. Walter ... dga trainee (as Susan Walter)
Michael Waxman ... first assistant director
Wayne Witherspoon ... second second assistant director
Cy Roscoe Strickland ... additional assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Herbert Adler ... lead set construction (as Herbie Adler)
Gunnar Ahmer ... scenic artist
Marcos Alvarez ... set designer
Greg Aronowitz ... model maker
Mark Auret ... props assistant: Mozambique
Christopher Bass ... art director: Mozambique / art director: South Africa
Jennifer Blatt ... set decorating coordinator
Ben Bocell ... art department production assistant
George Brain ... carpenter
Garf Brown ... scenic foreman
Richard Brunton ... key set dresser
Timothy Burgard ... storyboard artist
Karen E. Burnett ... set dresser
Brian Cho ... art department coordinator: Chicago
Lynn Christopher ... set designer
Temple Clark ... concept artist
Randall S. Coe ... construction gangboss
Chuck Coffman ... set dresser
Ray Conchado ... set dresser
Max Daly ... art department researcher
Guido DeCurtis ... lead man: New York
Oscar Delgadillo ... set dressing gang boss
Michael Diersing ... construction coordinator
Amina Allean Dieye ... art department researcher
Stephen P. Durante ... leadman
Mariano Díaz ... concept artist
Nicklas Farrantello ... assistant art director: Miami
Michael J. Flynn ... greens foreman
Richard Fojo ... assistant art director: Miami
António Forjaz ... assistant art department head
Brendan Gibb ... carpenter
Veloz Gomez ... set dresser
Darryl Hammer ... set dressing buyer
Scott E. Handt ... construction foreman
Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson ... art director: South Africa / set designer: Mozambique
Michael Hyman ... scenic painter
Reggie Jackson II ... assistant set designer
Michael Anthony Jackson ... storyboard artist
Reggie Jackson ... set designer
Vinson Jae ... stand-by painter
Jane B. Johnson ... set decorator: Florida
James V. Kent ... set decorator: New York
David W. Krummel ... assistant art director
Robert Loring Jr. ... greens coordinator
Eric Luling ... on-set dresser
Eduardo Lytton ... property production assistant
Frank McEldowney ... greensperson
Ron Mendell ... 3D artist
Arturo Mendez ... signs painter
Julian Mercado ... painter
Paulo Mondlane ... set designer: Mozambique
Aimee O'Shea ... props assistant
Steve Park ... set dresser
Nya Patrinos ... set dressing buyer
John Patteson ... assistant props: Florida
Clive Pollick ... construction coordinator
Ebow Prah ... art director: Ghana
Bryan A. Rapey ... leadman
Jeremy Alan Read ... set dresser
Shane Reed ... set dresser
Brent Regan ... general foreman
Steve Rice ... greens foreman
Gordon Russell ... construction
Rando Schmook ... assistant art director
Tricia Schneider ... assistant decorator
Nathan Schroeder ... illustrator
Fred Schwendel ... set dresser
David Scott ... graphic artist
Nicholas Scott ... set designer: Florida
Roger Sherman ... scenic artist
Audrey Soodoo-Raphael ... art director: New York
Keith Stalker ... gang boss propmaker
Glenn Stevens ... construction foreman
Charles Stewart ... property master
Glenn Strauss ... set dresser
Nadia Sultanegy ... set designer: Mozambique
Rpin Suwannath ... previsualization consultant
Michael Thurman ... set dresser
Sloane U'Ren ... set designer
Liz van den Berg ... lead scenic
Vosloo Van Der Merwe ... carpenter
Karen Virgin ... art department buyer
Greg Waddle ... additional buyer
Delarey Wagenar ... set decorator: South Africa
Gary E. Wamhoff ... carpenter
Cary Whittaker ... set dresser
Helen Wilson ... draper
Christine Youngstrom ... art department coordinator
Craig Zumbroegel ... propmaker
Robert Gau ... sign painter (uncredited)
Brian Kelly ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mike Anderson ... boom operator
Anna Behlmer ... re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan ... dialogue editor
Derek Casari ... adr engineer
Samuel C. Crutcher ... foley editor (as Sam Crutcher)
Yann Delpuech ... co-supervising sound editor / sound design supervision
Christopher Emerson ... assistant sound editor
Cornelia Mariana Gavrilescu ... foley recording assistant
Michael Haight ... dialogue editor
Shaughnessy Hare ... assistant sound editor
Craig Heath ... sound recordist
Craig Henighan ... sound effects editor
Andy King ... sound re-recording mixer: director's cut
Darren King ... co-supervising sound editor
Gregory King ... supervising sound editor
Goro Koyama ... foley artist
Sean Landeros ... sound recordist
James P. Lay ... sound effects editor (as James Lay)
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Andy Nelson ... re-recording mixer
Rob Nokes ... post sound technical planning
Lee Orloff ... sound mixer
Thomas A. Payne ... boom operator
Robert Renga ... sound recordist
Brian Risner ... sound effects editor
Karen Spangenberg ... dialogue editor
Denis St. Amand ... re-recording engineer
Meg Taylor ... first assistant sound editor
Scott A. Tinsley ... foley editor (as Scot Tinsley)
Paul Virostek ... sound effects recordist
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Rebecca Wright ... foley recording assistant
Dan Yale ... dialogue editor
Mark Yardas ... dialogue editor
Roberto Cappannelli ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Garry Fiferman ... sound (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Christina Carothers ... special effects technician
Steve King ... special effects technician (as Steven King)
Harvey Lowry ... director of operations: Captive Audience Productions
David K. Nami ... special effects coordinator
Art Pimentel ... mold shop supervisor (as Arthur Pimentel)
Alan Poole ... special effects supervisor: Mozambique
Max Poolman ... special effects supervisor: South Africa
Corey Pritchett ... special effects foreman
Peter Skehan ... special effects floor supervisor: Mozambique
Richard Starke ... silicone technician
David H. Watkins ... special effects coordinator
Christopher West ... special effects coordinator: Mozambique

Visual Effects by

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Matthew Adams ... rotoscope supervisor: Cinesite
Jonathan Alvord ... Avid editor
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski ... motion tracking supervisor: Cinesite
Lynn Basas ... CG supervisor: Cinesite
Wally Chin ... 3D technical assistant
Harmon Cusack ... visual effects camera operator
Joe Dubs ... digital artist: Cinesite
Kevin Elam ... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Kurt Hall ... video & computer graphics technician
Michael Hofacre ... visual effects editor
Dennis Hoffman ... head of production: Cinesite
Arkay Hur ... digital artist: Cinesite
Kent Johnson ... visual effects coordinator (as Kent Richard Johnson)
Bridgitte Krupke ... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite (as Bridgette Nance)
Nathan Lafionatis ... video consultant
Krystine Lankenau ... digital artist: Cinesite
Vincent Lavares ... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Don Lee ... digital compositor: CREO
Andrew MacDonald ... compositor
Michael J. McAlister ... visual effects supervisor
Valerie McMahon ... digital artist: Cinesite
Sal Migliore ... high def digitizing
Kama Moiha ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Oliver Moore ... CG character animator: Cinesite
Bill Murphy ... visual effects coordinator
Karen M. Murphy ... visual effects consultant
Serena Rainbow Naramore ... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Serena Naramore)
Leslie Oliver ... visual effects producer: CREO
Chad Owen ... digital artist: Cinesite
James Peterson ... CG effects animator: Cinesite
Corinne Pooler ... paint supervisor: Cinesite
Dante Quintana ... CG modeler: Cinesite / digital artist
Jon Quon ... technical assistant: Cinesite
Liz Radley ... video & computer graphics supervisor
Kino Scialabba ... matte painter
Jerry Sells ... compositing supervisor: Cinesite
Anthony Serenil ... motion tracker: Cinesite
Robert Stadd ... visual effects producer
Deborah Wiltman ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Steve Wright ... stitch cam digital compositor: Cinesite
Travis Baumann ... inferno artist (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. ... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Lindsay Hallett ... visual effects producer: Asylum (uncredited)
Fred Jimenez ... 2D technical assistant (uncredited)
Kevin LaNeave ... video editor (uncredited)
John Nelson ... visual effects supervisor: preproduction (uncredited)
Alex G. Ortoll ... main title sequence compositor (uncredited)
Mark Robben ... Inferno artist: CREO (uncredited)
Antonio Torres ... roto artist: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roy T. Anderson ... stunt double: Mario Van Peebles
Joel Kramer ... stunt coordinator
Richard Lexsee ... stunts
Kevyn Morrow ... stunts (as Kevin Morrow)
Larry C. Tankson ... stunts (as Larry Tankson)
Vincent Cook ... stunt double: Will smith (uncredited)
Randolph LeRoi ... stunt double: Will Smith (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Thomas M. Allen ... electrician
Eric Anderson ... camera operator: video camera
Carlos Baker ... electrician
Alan Barnes ... electrician: South Africa
Gerard Botha ... clapper loader: pick-up shots
Erik L. Brown ... first assistant camera: "a" camera and Steadicam
Glenn Brown ... assistant camera
John Buckley ... gaffer
David A. Canning ... HD consultant
Brian Carmichael ... video assist operator
Benjamin Centoducati ... electrician
Robert Cheung ... lighting technician
Meike Chinnery ... vfx second assistant camera
Ian Cohen ... gaffer: second unit
Keith Collea ... video assist operator
Frank Connor ... still photographer
Jeffrey A. Cook ... assistant chief lighting technician: Africa
Kevin Cook ... grip
Dawn Copeland ... grip
Lars Cox ... vfx/2nd unit unit Mozambique
Steve Craft ... assistant camera
Steve Crestol ... rigging electrician
Gary Dahlquist ... rigging gaffer
Jose Danner ... rigging grip
Joshua Davis ... rigging electrician
John Fine ... lighting technician
Robert Fischer ... best boy: south africa
Ronald Gabriel ... grip
Alan Gitlin ... assistant camera
John Grillo ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alexander Haessner ... camera technician: Photo Sonics
Jaime Heintz ... rigging grip
Trevor Horn ... on-camera music producer
Gary Jay ... camera operator: "a" camera / key camera operator
Jimi Johnson ... video assist operator
Ross Jones ... local key grip
Jamie Klein ... rigging key grip: Florida
Dana Kroeger ... assistant camera / second assistant camera: "b" camera
Julie 'Doc' Lindstrom ... additional rigging grip
Abraham Martinez ... camera loader (as Abe Martinez)
Jim McConkey ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
John McKay ... gaffer / gaffer: South Africa
David L. Merrill ... key grip
Guy Micheletti ... key grip: South Africa
Chris Mulsoff ... set lighting
Jack Nealy ... electrician
Earl Perque ... best boy rigging grip: Florida
Morten Petersen ... Lighting Technician
Matthew A. Petrosky ... camera intern: Los Angeles
David Presley ... video assist operator
Caulo Rajabo ... electrician
Richard Ralston ... rigging electric: USA
Niles Roth ... camera intern
Emmanuel Chonco Sithole ... electrician: South Africa
Robert Snyder ... lighting technician
Pattie Stone ... lighting programmer
Brent Studler ... rigging electrician
Troy N. Wade ... dolly grip
Doug Weinmann ... rigging electric best boy
David Williamson ... rigging grip
William D. Wynn ... dolly grip
R. Michael Yope ... assistant chief lighting technician
Giovanni Zelko ... lighting technician: Los Angeles Unit
Harry Zimmerman ... second assistant camera
Kevin Boyd ... additional video assist operator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Tom Fendley ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Mann ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Nicole Abellera ... casting assistant
Petrie Alexandra ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Kim Coleman ... casting associate
Shirley Fulton Crumley ... location casting
Vicki Jo Hertz ... extras casting associate: Chicago
Sandy Holt ... adr voice casting
Ellen Jacoby ... extras casting
Jennifer Layton ... casting assistant
Alison E. McBryde ... casting: New York
Joan Philo ... extras casting
Paul Richter ... casting assistant
Christa Schamberger ... casting: South Africa (as Christa Schamberber)
Claire Simon ... casting: Chicago
Franklyn Warren ... extras casting
Thorsten Wedekind ... location casting director - Africa
Summer Wesson ... extras casting: Los Angeles
Rachel Winn ... extras casting assistant
Jillian Jester ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Ka-Mook Nichols ... casting associate (uncredited)
Theresa Phillips ... location casting associate (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Bolger ... costumer
Artemio Carpio ... costumer
John Casey ... costume supervisor
Diana Cilliers ... costume supervisor (as Dianna Cilliers)
Holly Davis ... key costumer
Karan Doherty ... costumer
Jeanne DuPont ... assistant costume designer
Dihantus Engelbrecht ... costumer
Georgia Fletcher ... costumer
Patrick Guzzo ... costumer
Lori Harris ... costumer
Emelle Holmes ... costumer
Heather Holmes ... costumer
Lisa Hyde ... costumer
Jessica Jorde ... wardrobe assistant
Jo Katsaras ... costume supplier
Jessie Mann ... costumer
Carolyn Marston ... costumer: Mozambique
Robert Mata ... costumer: Mr. Smith
Sukari McGill ... set costumer
Elizabeth Meredith ... wardrobe assistant
Sybil Mosely ... costumer
Karen Hare Neilsson ... fitting costumer: paris crew (as Karen Hare)
Gina Marie Ome ... set costumer
Christine Orth ... key costumer
Ellen Ryba ... assistant costume designer
Carolyn Schnitzer ... costume supervisor: Miami
Dalhia Schuette ... costumer
Leslie Sungail ... costumer
Catherine Wall ... cutter/fitter
Tracey White ... costumer
Julia Gombert ... textile artist (uncredited)
George Sartiano ... specialty costumes (uncredited)
Thao T. Vu ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Lori A. Balton ... location scout
Maria K. Chavez ... location manager
Demetra Diamantopoulos ... location manager
Allison Dillard ... assistant location manager
Dale Edwards ... location scout daily
Amanda Farinos ... location assistant
Carrie Goodman ... location scout
Damon Michael Gordon ... location scout
Julie Hannum ... assistant location manager
Todd Havern ... location assistant
Eryka Seimona Henderson ... assistant location manager: New York / location scout
Kenneth Hunter ... location scout
Nancy Lazarus ... location scout
Mark Mamalakis ... location manager
Edward Mazurek ... location scout
Deborah J. Page ... location scout
David Anthony Pizzuto ... location scout
Janice Polley ... location manager
Jennifer Quesenbery ... assistant location manager: New York
Jean Roux ... assistant location manager
Maria C. Roxas ... location scout
Chanel Salzer ... assistant location manager
Robin F. Samson ... location scout
Richard Sharkey ... location manager: Africa
Jasan Sherman ... location scout
Emre Sonmez ... location scout
Bradley Sweetman ... unit location assistant
Beetle Van Graan ... assistant location manager
John David Wolfe ... location scout

Music Department

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Tim Boot ... music playback operator
Bill Brown ... composer: additional music
Debbi Datz-Pyle ... music contractor
Steve Durkee ... music mixer
Vicki Hiatt ... music editor
Julie Glaze Houlihan ... music coordinator
Lisa Jaime ... music editor
Kenneth Karman ... supervising music editor
Stephanie Lowry ... music editor
Christine H. Luethje ... coordinating music editor (as Christine Luethje)
Sonnet H. Retman ... music consultant / music researcher
John Rodd ... orchestral scoring recordist
James T. Sale ... conductor / orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer
Steven Scott Smalley ... conductor / orchestrator
Martin Tillman ... composer: additional music
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
Michael Farrow ... additional music mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Magee ... production music mixer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Kelly Miller ... music consulting (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael W. Broomer ... driver: Mr. Smith (as Michael Broomer)
Dave Calaway ... production van driver
K.C. Colebrooke ... transportation co-captain
Lonnie Craig ... driver
Samuel Danielsen ... transportation
David Glasscoe ... action vehicle assistant
Barry E. Golob ... driver: Mr. Mann (as Barry Golob)
Brian Hathaway ... transportation coordinator
John Lux Jr. ... driver
Chad Moore ... production driver
Robert Nagle ... transportation co-captain
Andrew Orlando ... action vehicle coordinator
Mick Snell ... transportation coordinator: South Africa
Ryan Thor ... driver
John Yarbrough ... transportation cars
Steve Bonner ... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Michael R. Cairo ... driver: Chicago second unit (uncredited)
George Grenier ... driver (uncredited)
Doug Stewart ... driver: camera car (uncredited)

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Charles E. Alston ... assistant: Mr. Smith
Laurie Arnow-Epstein ... construction accountant
David M. Atkinson ... first assistant accountant
Jana Babatunde-Bey ... executive assistant: Mr. Smith
Scottie Bairstow ... set production assistant
Mitchell Bell ... production coordinator
Marcy J. Berlow ... production assistant
Damon Bingham ... character researcher
Anita Boudreaux ... assistant accountant
Jordan Byrne ... production assistant (as Jordan Albert)
Lydia Cedrone ... production associate
Victoria Cervantes ... production secretary: Miami
Sari Checkartze ... production assistant
Thomas S. Ciciura ... production assistant
Joni Cuquet ... field publicist
Paul Damm ... accounting clerk
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Pieter De Weerdt ... paramedic
Maritza Diaz ... production assistant
Donald Dowd ... production assistant
Angelo Dundee ... boxing technical advisor
Robb Earnest ... assistant to producer
Josh Eggebeen ... office production assistant: Chicago
Susan Ehrhart ... assistant production coordinator
Morgan Fallon ... assistant: Mr. Mann (as Morgan D. Fallon)
Kathryn Fisher ... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
Anne C. Ford ... production accountant
Darrell Foster ... boxing trainer / key boxing trainer
Ran Francke ... security: Will Smith
James Gadd ... intern
Kenny Gallagher ... key assistant accountant
Lyall Gardiner ... production assistant
Paul Giorgi ... second payroll accountant
Veloz Gomez ... production assistant
Matthew Gordon ... production assistant
Gary J. Gross ... production consultant: Captive Audience Productions
Loretta Gruber ... executive assistant: Mr. Peters (as Loretta Walsh-Gruber)
Chris Gutierrez ... set medic: Los Angeles
Steven Hacker ... production assistant
Scott Hanson ... production secretary
Rob Harris ... unit publicist
Shireen Hattingh ... production secretary
David Hickey ... payroll accountant
James Hinton ... assistant accountant
Marc Hofstatter ... office production assistant
Susan Hollander ... scenario coordinator
Sean Ilnseher ... production assistant
Fiamma Izzo d'Amico ... Italian dubbing director (as Fiamma Izzo)
Reggie Jackson ... production assistant
Zac Jackson ... production assistant
Anne Johns ... production coordinator: Chicago/Ghana
Arik Johnson ... second assistant accountant
Tish Johnson ... location accountant: Mozambique
Timothy S. Kane ... production assistant
Tilu Khalayi ... accounting clerk / production assistant: post production
Eduard Klarenbeek ... on set caterer
Mark Leslie Woods ... production assistant
Todd Lubin ... researcher
Johnny Mack ... assistant: Mr. Foxx
Justin G. Maguire ... production assistant
Rhys Maitland-Jones ... sync rushes
Karl McMillan ... assistant to producer
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Elizabeth Morin ... executive assistant: Mr. Mann (as Elizabeth A. Morin)
Danilo Mussa ... production assistant
Jason Neudecker ... production assistant
Elizabeth J. Nevin ... travel coordinator
Michael Olajide Jr. ... boxing coach
Dale Ottley ... travel coordinator
Carrie Oviatt ... second assistant accountant
Snehal Patel ... production assistant
Paul Pawlowski ... additional first assistant accountant / post-production accountant
Angela Phillips ... production coordinator
Sunni-Ali Powell ... production assistant
James Puffer ... boxing coach (as Dr. James Puffer)
Stan Purdy ... personal security
Stefan Rand ... production assistant
Paul Rathburn ... caterer
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Fatima Robinson ... choreographer
Simona Romeo ... Italian assistant dubbing director
Alida Rubens ... assistant accountant: Mozambique
Jill Rudison ... production assistant
Thérèsa Ryan ... accommodation coordinator: Africa
Bilaal Salaam ... assistant: Mr. Smith
Munir A. Shaikh ... technical advisor: islam
Darryl A. Smith ... payroll accountant: new york
Pete Smith ... history advisor
James Takata ... production assistant
Aillene Taylor ... first assistant accountant (as Aillene Laure Bubis)
Andre Tréjo ... high-definition services coordinator
Marshall Tyler ... production assistant
Anna Walton ... office manager
Sandra J. White ... accounting clerk: Chicago
Chris Winn ... key craft service
Denise Woods ... dialect coach
Joanne Goldstone ... first assistant accountant: Africa (uncredited)
Rafael Jenes ... dailies technician (uncredited)
Russ Kavanaugh ... pre-production consultant (uncredited)
Lyndon Lehde ... production assistant (uncredited)
Damian Martin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ron Ridenour ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Walters ... production assistant (uncredited)
Rob Williams ... finance and development (uncredited)

Thanks

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Lonnie Ali ... very special thanks (as Muhammad & Lonnie Ali and their families)
Muhammad Ali ... very special thanks (as Muhammad & Lonnie Ali and their families)
Nelson Mandela ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self confidence with his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. To his credit, he sets out to prove that with his highly agile and forceful style soon making him a formidable boxer who soon claims the heavyweight championship. His personal life is no less noteworthy with his allegiance to the Nation of Islam, his friendship with the controversial Malcolm X and his abandonment of his slave name in favor of Muhammad Ali stirring up controversy. Yet, at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test with the military draft rules are changed, making him eligible for military induction during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that he could easily agree to a sweetheart deal that would have meant an easy tour of duty for himself, Ali refuses to submit on principle to cooperate in an unjust war for a racist nation that treated his people so poorly. The cost of that stand is high as he finds himself unable to legally box in his own country while his case is contested in court. What follows is a battle for a man who would sacrifice so much for what he believes in and a comeback that would cement his legend as one of the great sports figures of all time. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alì (Italy)
  • Muhammad Ali (Argentina)
  • Али (Russia)
  • Али (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 157 min
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Box Office

Budget $107,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,216,625, 23 Dec 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $29,510,720

Did You Know?

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Trivia Will Smith actually turned down the role of Ali. However, Ali gave a call to Will Smith and asked him to take the role, because he was the only one as good looking as him, that could play the role. See more »
Goofs In the last fight of the film, Ali always sits down between each round. In reality, he never sat down in this fight. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring/Monster's Ball/Joe Somebody/Ali (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Twisting the Night Away See more »
Crazy Credits The Columbia Pictures logo rolls backwards. See more »
Quotes Muhammad Ali: I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't running to Canada. I'm staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. I've been in jail for 400 years. I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain't going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people. If I want to die, I'll die right here, right now, fightin' you, if I want to die. You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese. You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. Want me to go somewhere and fight for you? You won't even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. You won't even stand up for my right here at home.
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