Joe and Max Poster

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
This docudrama explores the unusual friendship between African-American boxer Joe Louis (Leonard Roberts) and German pugilist Max Schmeling (Til Schweiger). They first clash in the ring in 1936, a bout that ends in a Schmeling knock-out victory. Two years later, Louis returns the favor. After the end of World War II, Schmeling learns that Louis is in financial straits and seeks out his onetime rival -- igniting a friendship that will last their entire lives.

Cast: Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, David Paymer, Richard Roundtree, Peta Wilson, Bruce Weitz, Siena Goines, John Toles-Bey

Director: Steve James

Genres: Biography, Docudrama

Production Co: Karz Entertainment, Motion Picture Corporation of America, Starz! Encore Entertainment

Keywords: 1940s, Friendship, New York City, Inspiring, Friend, 1930s, Transformation, Touching, Rousing, Rivalry

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