The incredible career of perhaps the greatest boxer of all time, "Muhammad Ali", is dramatized in this exciting film starring Ali himself. Fresh from his gold medal victory at the Olympic Games, 18-year-old Cassius Clay is ready to seek the heavyweight championship. Under the masterful guidance of trainer Angelo Dundee (Ernest Borgnine), Clay snatches the title from Sonny Liston. Soon afterward, Clay converts to the Islam religion and changes his name to Muhammad Ali. When he is suddenly classified 1A by the Draft Board that earlier rejected him, Ali refuses the draft on religious grounds. His hard-won title is taken from him. Winning a three-and-a-half-year long court battle, Ali returns to the ring for what may have been some of the greatest fights of all time.
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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This here's the story of Cassius Clay Who changed his name to Muhammad Ali He knows how to talk and he knows how to fight And all the contenders were beat out of sight
Sing, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee Mohammed, the black superman Who calls to the other guy I'm Ali catch me if you can
Now all you fight fans, you've got to agree There ain't no flies on Muhammad Ali He fills the arena wherever he goes And everyone gets what they paid for
Muhammad, was known to have said You watch me shuffle and I'll jab off your head He moves like the black superman And calls to the other guy I'm Ali catch me if you can
He says I'm the greatest the worlds ever seen The heavyweight champion who came back again My face is so pretty you don't see a scar Which proves I'm the king of the ring by far
Thank you for having this movie available. I have been searching for this movie ever since Will Smith did the re-make of The Greatest. Will Smith did an excellent betrayal of Muhammad Ali but no one can play Ali like Ali, and I hope no one else tries to re-make this classic.
To sum it up, "The Greatest" is not a very well made movie. There are a few very taltented actors in it, but overall the movie lacks that certain special somthing that a movie needs to be good. Most of the scenes are dull, long and drawn out. And i don't believe that Muhammad Ali was the perfect choice to play Muhammad Ali, he really is not a good actor. But I did enjoy the movie, because I am a huge Muhammad Ali Fan. Many that ive heard have tried to compare this movie and the recently released "Ali" on DVD. But you can't really compare the two movies. "The Greatest", even though it's not a very good movie, its does portray what happened in Muhammad Ali's life very well. But the movie "Ali" does not portray his life, It just portray's Muhammad Ali himself, not his life. So I would say that this movie is a must for those who want to know more about Ali. Then after wards, rent or buy "Ali" to understand Ali's mind. when you...
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