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Joe and Max (2002)

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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max Schmeling
... Joe Louis
... Jack Blackburn
... Joe Jacobs
... Anny Ondra
... Mike Jacobs
... Marva Lewis
... John Roxborough
... Max Machon
... Jim Farley
... David Lewin
... Adolph Hitler
... Joseph Goebbels
... Paolino Uzcudun (as Cole McKay)
... Jack Dempsey
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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

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Biography | Drama | Sport | War

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Rated PG-13 for fight sequences and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Not just for boxing fans!
31 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent film that deals with historical issues throughout the war years as well as the lives of these two great sports men. It also portrays the themes of love, friendship and triumph over adversity- not just the boxing matches! I really enjoyed it so the statement that its just for boxing fans is completely irrelevant. The story itself is very emotional. it really draws you into the plot and forces you to empathise with the characters as they live through the injustices of the second world war and also face such issues as racism and a stereotypical view of people at the time. I also really loved the fact that it remains historically correct when it examines the lives of both Max Schmeling and Joe Lewis. I'm sure there is a certain degree of sensationalising done for the film but it pretty much retells an accurate story. Overall a great film.


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