The Great White Hype Poster

Release Date: May 3rd, 1996

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 2004

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Boxing promoter the Rev. Fred Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) decides the best way to revive public interest in his top client's matches is to create a white challenger to his black champion, James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Damon Wayans). With no white boxers available, he creates one out of dim grunge rocker Terry Conklin (Peter Berg), who once defeated Roper at an amateur match. But while Conklin trains hard, Roper slacks off, endangering Sultan's carefully staged comeback.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Berg, Jon Lovitz, Corbin Bernsen, Cheech Marin, John Rhys-Davies, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Fred Berner Films, Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Rise, Tense, Transformation, 1990s, Amusing, Brash