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PG| 1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the "Rumble in the Jungle" between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics, including the brutality of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

Cast: Muhammad Ali , George Foreman , Don King , B.B. King , Mobutu Sese Seko , Spike Lee , Norman Mailer , George Plimpton

Director: Leon Gast

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Polygram, Gramercy Pictures, Image Entertainment Inc.

When We Were Kings (1996)

Release Date: October 25th, 1996|1 hr. 24 min.

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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    On a deeper level -- and this is where When We Were Kings exceeds its expectations and becomes a great film -- Gast examines African American pride. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Examiner
  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is a new documentary of a past event, recapturing the electricity generated by Muhammad Ali in his prime. show more

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