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Ali: An American Hero

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Director  Leon Ichaso
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Language  English
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Release date  August 31, 2000
Tagline  Ali: An American Hero

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Ali: An American Hero is an American television film which aired on August 31, 2000 on FOX. It chronicles portions of the career of heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, who is portrayed by David Ramsey.


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Plot summary

Cassius Clay (David Ramsey), winner of the gold medal for boxing in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics, rises in the professional ranks and defeats heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston in a stunning upset to capture the title in 1964. Controversy surrounds his decision to join the Nation of Islam, his name change from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, his friendship with Malcolm X (Joe Morton), and his conscientious objection to the draft during the Vietnam War. Stripped of his title, he eventually recaptures it in 1974 in the so-called "Rumble in the Jungle"—an epic bout against George Foreman in Zaire.

Cast and crew

  • David Ramsey - Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali
  • Clarence Williams III - Cassius Clay, Sr.
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall - Drew Bundini Brown
  • Joe Morton - Malcolm X
  • Martin Ferrero - Angelo Dundee
  • Aaron Meeks - Young Cassius Clay
  • Amani Gethers - Ernie Terrell
  • Antonio Fargas - Elijah Muhammad
  • Khalil Kain - Rudy Clay / Rahman Ali
  • Earl Boen - Howard Cosell
  • Joe Lala - Ferdie Pacheco
  • Marc Coddette - Sonny Liston
  • DVD

    Ali: An American Hero was released on DVD on January 27, 2004.


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