Plot & Details
Experience legendary boxer Jack Johnson's remarkable struggle both in and out of the ring in documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' two-part look at the career of one of the sports world's most remarkable athletes. From his childhood in Galveston, TX, as the son of former slaves to his triumph as the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1908, Johnson's career was a defining moment in the realm of sports history.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest,Sports
- Run Time: 213min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/08/2004
- DVD Release Date: 01/11/2005
- Director(s): Ken Burns
- Starring: Samuel L. Jackson , Adam Arkin , Philip Bosco , Carolyn McCormick
- Themes: Boxers,Race Relations,Rise and Fall Stories
- Tone: Earnest,Elegiac,Poignant,Reflective
- Keywords: African-American,boxing,exile,fall [downfall],hatred,heavyweight,intolerance,lynching,mixed-marriage,prizefighter,racism,riot [uprising],rise-to-fame
- Language: English