When We Were Kings Poster

Release Date: February 14th, 1997

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2002

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

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Distributors: Image Entertainment Inc., Polygram, Gramercy Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, 1970s, Inspiring, Quest

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