Don King: Only in America Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2002

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Don King (Ving Rhames) is involved in two fistfights that result in the deaths of his combatants, and, after serving prison time, enters the world of professional boxing. Chatty, with a memorable head of hair, King becomes the promoter for Muhammad Ali (Darius McCrary) and other champions, and he stages lucrative boxing spectacles in the Philippines, Zaire, Atlantic City, Reno and Las Vegas. Despite King's success, he's beset by critics who say he cons his fighters out of their ring earnings.

Cast: Ving Rhames, Vondie Curtis Hall, Jeremy Piven, Darius McCrary, Keith David, Bernie Mac, Loretta Devine, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Director: John Herzfeld

Genres: Biography, Docudrama

Keywords: New York City, Office, 1970s, Fascinating, Rise, 1960s, Fall, Transformation, Engaging, 1990s, 1980s


Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)