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  • May 10, 2009 franigirl
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    Great movie. Really nice arc of the story of his fighting career. Had all the poignancy of other fighter movies. Bonus, James Toback showed up at the showing i was at and did a Q and A. But the film itsef was really wonderful.

  • May 04, 2009 gr8moviediva
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    @ BIGFIGHTS, If you're suggesting that Don King had any kind of integrity, you're living a pipe dream. And has it ever occurred to you that maybe he didn't go all in-depth into his marriage to Robin Givens because he didn't want to slam the woman? And even if she said she was pregnant and wasn't, it wouldn't change the view that he was too young and immature to be a husband. And where are you getting all your facts from?????? You seem to have a vested interest in what he's talking about. Why is that? Are you one of those people?

  • May 01, 2009 desco95780
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    I really enjoyed this movie. You really get his side of the story about his upbringing, his relationship with Cus Dematto and all the way to the ear biting incident with Holyfield. A good documentary that really sucks you in.

  • April 26, 2009 Muchkeen7
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    WOW! This movie just came out on Friday and I have seen it twice already. I was moved beyond belief. This film touched on every emotion possible. I cried, giggled, felt heartbroken and a huge feeling of relief all within an hour and 30 mins. This film was WELL put together and really shows the world that TYSON has changed and WILL make a come back. That come back will not be in the ring which is fine, but he will be back in many other ways. I will leave my review as it is...A REVIEW because this film is so AWESOME I could write about it forever. Thanks for sharing your story with the world. And, YES I will see it again.

  • April 26, 2009 bigfights
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    I was shocked at Mike's lies, fabrications and glaring omissions in this movie. It is obvious that Mike's new manager, Harlan Werner, is just as devious as Robin Givens, Don King and Shelly Finkel, the people responsible for Mike going from being the world's most popular athlete (1987 European AP poll) to the bum of the century. In this film Mike completely ignores the period, 1985-1988. when he was a super hero with original managers Bill Cayton and Jim Jacobs. During 1985-1988, Mike was the darling of corporate America as evidenced by his being hired to do network TV commercials for Pepsi Cola, Nintendo Video and Kodak Film. Not enough - he was hired by the New York City Police Department, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration to do PSA's. The Police and FBI do not usually hire people to act as role models who are addicts or who have demons. The lies: 1. Managers Jacobs and Cayton signed him when he was under age. - Mike never dreamed that this 25 year old contract still exists. Mike was not underage. Here an original document proves Mike to be a liar. 2. Managers Jacobs and Cayton were "Slave Masters." Mike conveniently forgot the following incident altogether: The NBA All Star game at Madison Square Garden 1999. Bill Cayton is at courtside a guest of David Stern. Halftime - Bill looks up and sees a big black man running across the court directly at him. It's Tyson. Bill hasn't seen Mike in 10 years. And back then it was in courtrooms when Mike was conned by Givens and then King into suing Bill. Here 10 years later, Bill doesn't know what to expect. Mike runs up to Bill and says, "Bill I love you. I'll never forget what you did for me." AND THEN KISSES BILL ON THE CHEEK. Yet, in this new movie, 20 years after he was last managed by Jacobs and Cayton, and 10 years after the NBA incident, he now calls Jim and Bill "slave masters." Then there are the glaring omissions. Mike, when asked about Robin Givens, simply said he was too young to get married. He must have forgotten that he has already gone on record that she got him to marry her by saying she was pregnant when she never was. Another omission - Mike never mentions the horribly negative effect when he replaced Don King with Shelly Finkel. Finkel keeps Tyson surrounded by drug addicts and convicts to keep Mike away from anyone with a shred of character. More than two years ago, director James Toback and current manager Harlen Werner were given numerous suggestions to restore Tyson's image in a positive way. All suggestions were completely ignored. Why? Because none of these positive suggestions would put money in their pocket. And that is their only objective. Steve Lott Mike Tyson Assistant Manager 1985-1988

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