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The Great White Hope

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Release Date: October 11th, 1970

PG-13|1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) is the boxing heavyweight champion of early 1910s America. But as a black man, he's not only fighting other boxers, but discrimination and prejudice as well. The boxing fans and press resent the idea of a black champion and are actively searching for a "great white hope" that can defeat him. But it's Jefferson's activities outside the ring, primarily involving the white Eleanor Bachman (Jane Alexander), that may prove to be his downfall.

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Genres: Drama, Science fiction, Romance

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

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