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

Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Production: N/A
Year: 2001
MetaScore: 65/100
ImdbRating: 6.7
BoxOffice: $58,203,105
Released: 25 Dec 2001
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 10 wins & 27 nominations total

59 Clips

What you gonna do - Ali 00:04
What you gonna do
So that's what you think - Ali 00:04
So that's what you think
Man that was you That was me - Ali 00:04
Man that was you That was me
He loves it too much - Ali 00:37
He loves it too much
Go get me some Champ Burgers - Ali 00:05
Go get me some Champ Burgers
You don't have no chance - Ali 00:04
You don't have no chance
You don't have no chance man - Ali 00:04
You don't have no chance man
God don't care about you Don't care about me - Ali 00:06
God don't care about you Don't care about me
I'm the only normal person left around here - Ali 00:07
I'm the only normal person left around here
God don't care about you Don't care about me - Ali 00:32
God don't care about you Don't care about me
So what do you want us to do Muhammad Ali The people's champion - Ali 00:22
So what do you want us to do Muhammad Ali The people's...
You look like the heavyweight champion of pimps - Ali 00:05
You look like the heavyweight champion of pimps
Without me you'd be a tall white man with a microphone in his mouth - Ali 00:09
Without me you'd be a tall white man with a microphone in...
This was supposed to be the fight that Muhammad Ali was ended - Ali 00:15
This was supposed to be the fight that Muhammad Ali was...
Man Don you crazy - Ali 00:09
Man Don you crazy
Can't let you get that second wind which you don't even know is there for you - Ali 00:18
Can't let you get that second wind which you don't even know...
Sonny Liston you ain't no champ You a chump - Ali 00:10
Sonny Liston you ain't no champ You a chump
1 000 to the man that bring me Howard Cosell's toupee dead or alive - Ali 00:08
1 000 to the man that bring me Howard Cosell's toupee dead...
Yeah I know where Vietnam is It's on TV - Ali 00:11
Yeah I know where Vietnam is It's on TV
Don King talks black lives white and thinks green - Ali 00:06
Don King talks black lives white and thinks green
What do you mean what's goin' on - Ali 00:04
What do you mean what's goin' on
Come on you big ugly bear I'll turn you into a rug - Ali 00:07
Come on you big ugly bear I'll turn you into a rug
You can have six million termites in your house and don't even know it - Ali 00:33
You can have six million termites in your house and don't...
Yeah I got some good stuff I want to show you - Ali 00:10
Yeah I got some good stuff I want to show you
I need to talk to you - Ali 00:17
I need to talk to you
And he accepts me I m Jewish but yet he's Muslim - Ali 00:21
And he accepts me I m Jewish but yet he's Muslim
Then are you prepared to apologize - Ali 00:28
Then are you prepared to apologize
What you in Philly for Philly's my town - Ali 00:09
What you in Philly for Philly's my town
What's my name What's my name - Ali 00:05
What's my name What's my name
But free ain't easy Free is real and real is a motherfucker - Ali 00:06
But free ain't easy Free is real and real is a motherfucker
Ain't no Vietcong ever called me nigger - Ali 00:05
Ain't no Vietcong ever called me nigger
He fight like a mummy - Ali 00:18
He fight like a mummy
If I was to get in the ring with Joe - Ali 00:36
If I was to get in the ring with Joe
I ain't burnin' no flag and I ain't runnin' to Canada - Ali 00:37
I ain't burnin' no flag and I ain't runnin' to Canada
Is that all you got - Ali 00:11
Is that all you got
I'm the only normal one left around here - Ali 00:25
I'm the only normal one left around here
I'm gonna fuck you up - Ali 00:22
I'm gonna fuck you up
I need to talk to you - Ali 00:51
I need to talk to you
I know where Vietnam is - Ali 00:12
I know where Vietnam is
You'd just be a mouth - Ali 00:19
You'd just be a mouth
You want the title - Ali 00:49
You want the title
You say you are the people's champion - Ali 01:05
You say you are the people's champion
You must have studied the whole  D  section of the dictionary - Ali 00:23
You must have studied the whole D section of the...
You look like the heavyweight champion of pimps - Ali 00:17
You look like the heavyweight champion of pimps
I can give up the Pork - Ali 00:46
I can give up the Pork
I ain't draft dodging - Ali 02:12
I ain't draft dodging
Gonna get me some Champ Burgers - Ali 00:13
Gonna get me some Champ Burgers
Free ain't easy - Ali 00:15
Free ain't easy
Float like a butterfly - Ali 00:24
Float like a butterfly
Don King talks black - Ali 00:17
Don King talks black
But if I ever was to get in the ring with Joe - Ali 03:16
But if I ever was to get in the ring with Joe
Ain't no Vietcong ever called me nigger - Ali 00:15
Ain't no Vietcong ever called me nigger
You cueball headed motherfucker - Ali 00:37
You cueball headed motherfucker
You ain't no champ - Ali 00:19
You ain't no champ
Are you a virgin - Ali 00:17
Are you a virgin
What you in Philly for - Ali 00:24
What you in Philly for
We'll be right back - Ali 00:29
We'll be right back
This was supposed to be the fight that Muhammad Ali was ended - Ali 00:42
This was supposed to be the fight that Muhammad Ali was...
The People's Champion - Ali 00:49
The People's Champion

Cast

Cassius Clay - Will Smith
Drew 'Bundini' Brown - Jamie Foxx
Howard Cosell - Jon Voight
Malcolm X - Mario Van Peebles
Angelo Dundee - Ron Silver
Howard Bingham - Jeffrey Wright
Belinda Ali - Nona Gaye
Veronica Porche - Michael Michele
Chauncey Eskridge - Joe Morton
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco - Paul Rodriguez
Bradley - Bruce McGill
Herbert Muhammad - Barry Shabaka Henley
Cassius Clay, Sr. - Giancarlo Esposito
Luis Sarria - Laurence Mason
Martin Luther King, Jr. - LeVar Burton
Elijah Muhammad - Albert Hall
Robert Lipsyte - David Cubitt
Joe Smiley - Ted Levine
Odessa (as Candy Brown Houston) - Candy Ann Brown
Sam Cooke - David Elliott
Woman Singer - Shari Watson
Joseph Mobutu - Malick Bowens
Sonny Liston - Michael Bentt
'Smokin' Joe Frazier - James Toney
Ernie Terrell - Alfred Cole
George Foreman - Charles Shufford
Floyd Paterson - Rufus Dorsey
Jerry Quarry - Robert Sale
Ken Norton - Damien 'Bolo' Wills
Rudy Clay / Rahaman Ali - David Haines
Betty Shabazz - Victoria Dillard
Marlin Thomas - Brad Greenquist
Malcolm X's Daughter - Morgana Van Peebles
Malcolm X's Daughter - Maya Van Peebles
Young Cassius Clay - Maestro Harrell
The Doctor - William Utay
Jimmy Cannon - Kim Robillard
Madison Square Garden Announcer - David Purdham
Gordon Davidson - Gailard Sartain
Lieutenant Jerome Claridge (as Wade Andrew Williams) - Wade Williams
Induction FBI Man - Guy Van Swearingen
Judge Ingraham - Doug Hale
Bundini's Landlady - LaDonna Tittle
Bob Arum - Marc Grapey
Boxing Commissioner - Herb Mitchell
Malcolm's Bodyguard - Eddie Bo Smith Jr.
Thomas 15X Johnson (as Bob Stuart) - Bobby Stuart
Room Service Guy - Patrick New
Death Newsman - Ron O.J. Parson
Family Photo Man (as Ellis E. Williams) - Ellis Williams
Asian Cosmetologist (as Bokyun Chun) - Alexandra Bokyun Chun
Assistant Director (as John G. Connolly) - John Gleeson Connolly
Customer - Warner Saunders
Referee Arthur Mercante - Jack Reiss
Frazier Fight II Announcer - Marty Denkin
Flight Attendant - Tamara Lynch
Hampton House Announcer (as Theron Benymon) - Chico Benymon
Miami Weigh-In Reporter - Bill Plaschke
Miami Weigh-In Reporter - Steve Springer
Willie Reddick - Robert Byrd
Jersey Joe Walcott, Referee - Cedric Wills
Prosecutor - Ronald A. DiNicola
Man on Train - Moses Hollins
Boxing Commission Reporter - Daniel E. Gurevitz
Reporter - Steven Randazzo
Reporter - Ray Bokhour
Madison Square Garden Reporter - Leonard Termo
Madison Square Garden Reporter - Johnny Ortiz
New York Reporter - Mark Salem
New York Reporter - Sheldon Fogel
New York Reporter - Jim Gray
Harlem Neighbor - Melvin Thomas
Harlem Neighbor - Natalie Carter
Harlem Neighbor (as Reginald Barshem Footman) - Reginald Footman
Harlem Reporter - Poe Poe
Louisville Sponsoring Group - Mel Dick
Lana Shabazz (as Kim Taylor Coleman) - Kim Coleman
Miami Cop - Christian Stolte
Dressing Room Weigh-In Guy (as Victor Manni) - Vic Manni
Dick Sadler - Will Gill Jr.
ORTF Interviewer - Sylvaine Strike
Kinshasa Reporter (as Dr. Denis Luposo) - Denis Luposo
Rose Jennings - Sharon Wilkinson
Pointer Sister - Carol Hatchett
Pointer Sister - Judith Mwale
Pointer Sister - Keabetswe Motsilanyane
Mobutu Aide / Military Aide - Richard Katanga
Lieutenant Nsakala - Thomas Kariuki Matheri
Zack Clayton - Larry Hazzard Sr.
Larry Holmes - Derrick Brown
The Pilot - Rommel Hyacinth
London Banker - Graham Hopkins
CIA Man - Daniel Janks
Black Pilot - Bradford E. Lang
Black Pilot - Michael Dorn
Reporter in Zaire (as Daniel Robbertse) - Dan Robbertse
Reporter in Zaire - Graham Clarke
Reporter in Zaire - Dimitri Cassar
Reporter in Zaire - Frank Notaro
Reporter in Zaire - Mark Mulder
Reporter in Zaire (as David Hess) - David W. Hess
Archie Moore - Nathaniel Malekane
Doc Broadus - Millard Arnold
Blonde French Reporter - Edda Collier
Chinese Delegate - Yi Lu Wei
Hunter Thompson - Lee Cummings
Foreman Fight Announcer - Zaa Nkweta
Idi Amin - Themba Gasa
Don King's Aide - Andrew P. Jones
Additional Aide to Mobutu - Marc Kulazite Mboli
Additional Aide to Mobutu - Cimanga Kalambay
Additional Aide to Mobutu - Jean Bikoi
Sparring Partner in Africa - James Gilbert
Fight Spectator - Dan Andreiu
Audience Member in Zaire - Teddy Atlas
Police Officer - Tony Babarino
Club Patron - Matisha Baldwin
Ringside Photographer - Jon A. Barnes
Reporter at Title Fight - Harlan Bengel
Dancer - David Bjorlie
Upscale Fight Fan - Greg Bronson
Dr. King's Driver - Lionel D. Carson
Harlem Resident - Ralph Cole Jr.
Jimmy Ellis - Vincent Cook
Frazier Fight Reporter - Craig Cove
Radical Professor - Ed Cray
Court Room Photographer - James Currie
Roving Reporter - Vincent De Paul
Diplomat's Wife - Trish Dempsey
News Reporter - Donald Dowd
Woman in Mink - Freda Nelson Evans
Extra in Terrell Fight Sequence - Josh Feinberg
Audience member - Shane Fenton
Sparring partner - Richard Fitzpatrick
Party Guest - Deborah Smith Ford
New York Reporter - Patrick H. Fox
Foreman-Frazier Fight Judge - Edward C. Gillow
News Cameraman - Ross Haines
Induction Center Doctor - George Hambach
Ringside Color Commentator - Daniel D. Harris
Concert Goer - Monica Haynes
Nation of Islam Soldier No. 6 - Maxwell Highsmith
Club Goer - Brandon T. Jackson
Waitress - Kitty Kavey
Dumbfounded Spectator - Michael Keyes
Reporter - Eric Lichtenberg
Swimmer - Corey Lubak
Fight Fan - Paul McMichael
Liston Fight Reporter - Valentine Miele
Bar Goer - Denise Moss
Waitress - K.C. Muskat
Louis Rodriguez - John O. Nelson
Usher - Tracy Perry
Boxing Trainer - Al Quinn
TV Reporter - Javier Rivas
Angry Fight Fan - Hunter F. Roberts
Heckler - Sheldon Robins
Blinky Polermo - Joseph Luis Rubin
Fruit of Islam - Wil Santiago
Angry Fight Fan - Prince Shah
Fight Fan - Raymond Spaulding
Ringside Photographer - Robert Standley
Reporter - Jack Truman
Ringside Photographer - Ray Uhler
Times Ringside Photographer - Larry Vigus
Madison Square Garden Fight Fan - Robert Warnack
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini - John Wolfshohl
Journalist - Graeme Wood
Fight Fan - Jackie Zane
Sports Writer -
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