Ali [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2001]

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Special Features

  • Also Includes:
  • On Set with The Greatest -- Never-before-seen moments showcasing the humor and grace of Muhammad Ali with Will Smith, Michael Mann, and other Cast and boxing legends
  • Plus, Will Smith, Mann and others with Nelson Mandela
  • The Making of Ali
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

Ali
Notoriously obsessive director Michael Mann and star Will Smith devoted nearly two years and over 100 million dollars from the coffers of Columbia Pictures and other financiers to creating this biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife (Jada Pinkett-Smith), converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman (Charles Shufford) in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle." In his travels, Ali becomes a symbol of power to disenfranchised African-Americans everywhere and meets such luminaries as Malcolm X (Mario Van Peebles), Martin Luther King Jr. (LeVar Burton) and Maya Angelou (Martha Edgerton). Ali features an all-star supporting cast that includes Jon Voight, Giancarlo Esposito, Jamie Foxx, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele, Joe Morton, Paul Rodriguez, Ron Silver, Mykelti Williamson, and Jeffrey Wright. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Will Smith
    Will Smith - Muhammad Ali
  • Jamie Foxx
    Jamie Foxx - Drew "Bundini" Brown
  • Jon Voight
    Jon Voight - Howard Cosell
  • Mario Van Peebles
    Mario Van Peebles - Malcolm X
  • Ron Silver
    Ron Silver - Angelo Dundee

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