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Ali (2001)

Directed by Michael Mann. Cast: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, JonVoight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, MykeltiWilliamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona M. Gaye, Michael Michele,Joe Morton. Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali,which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In thattime, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates hissport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam(changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the UnitedStates government by refusing to submit to militaryconscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweightchampionship title thus stripped from him entirely forpolitical reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown,culminating in a legendary unification bout against GeorgeForeman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle." 157 min.
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