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Story by  Muhammad Ali
Language  English
5.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, Sport
Country  United States United Kingdom
The Greatest (1977 film) movie poster
Director  Tom Gries, Monte Hellman
Writer  Muhammad Ali, Herbert Muhammad, Richard Durham, Ring Lardner, Jr.
Release date  May 19, 1977
Awards  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture
Cast  Muhammad Ali (Himself), Ernest Borgnine (Angelo Dundee), John Marley (Dr. Ferdie Pacheco), Lloyd Haynes (Herbert Muhammad), Lucille Benson (Mrs. Fairlie), Sally Bondi (Bess)
Similar movies  Southpaw, The Wolf of Wall Street, Rocky, Pulp Fiction, Unbroken, The Boy Next Door
Tagline  The story you only think you knew.

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The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The film follows Ali's life from the 1960 Olympics to his regaining the heavyweight crown from George Foreman in their famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in 1974. The footage of the boxing matches themselves are largely the actual footage from the time involved.


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The movie is based on the book The Greatest: My Own Story written by Muhammad Ali and Richard Durham and edited by Toni Morrison.

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The song "The Greatest Love of All" was written for this film and sung by George Benson; it was later covered by Whitney Houston.

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  • Muhammad Ali as Himself
  • Ernest Borgnine as Angelo Dundee
  • John Marley as Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
  • Lloyd Haynes as Herbert Muhammad
  • Robert Duvall as Bill McDonald
  • David Huddleston as Cruikshank
  • Ben Johnson as Hollis
  • James Earl Jones as Malcolm X
  • Dina Merrill as Velvet Green
  • Roger E. Mosley as Sonny Liston
  • Paul Winfield as Draft Lawyer
  • Annazette Chase as Belinda Ali
  • Mira Waters as Ruby Sanderson
  • Drew Bundini Brown as Himself
  • Malachi Throne as Payton Jory
  • Richard Venture as Colonel Cedrich
  • Arthur Adams as Cassius Clay Sr
  • Stack Pierce as Johnson
  • Paul Mantee as Carrara
  • Skip Homeier as the Major
  • David Clennon as the Captain
  • Nai Bonet as Suzie Gomez

  • The Greatest (1977 film) Film Review The Greatest 1977 dir by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman

    Rahman Ali, Howard Bingham, Harold Conrad, Don Dunphy, Lloyd Wells, Pat Patterson, and Gene Kilroy appear as themselves.

    The Greatest (1977 film) Muhammad Ali in The Greatest 1977 pt2 YouTube

    There are many uncredited roles in the film including some major characters, such as Ruby Sanderson and his girlfriend, Belinda Board, who became his wife, and Herbert Mohammed, son of Elijah Muhammad, who was Ali's manager at one point.

    Lonette McKee was originally going to portray the role played by Annazette Chase.


    All music composed and produced by Michael Masser, and arranged by Masser and Lee Holdridge.


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