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

The Champ is here!

Ali
Release date
February 21 2002
Synopsis
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 favour 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.
Cast

Will Smith ... Cassius Clay / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali

Jada Pinkett Smith ... Sonji Roi

Jamie Foxx ... Drew 'Bundini' Brown

Jeffrey Wright ... Howard Bingham

Jon Voight ... Howard Cosell

Mykelti Williamson ... Don King

Nona Gaye ... Belinda Ali

Ron Silver ... Angelo Dundee

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