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The Great White Hype (1996)

The Great White Hype
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Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson
Rev. Fred Sultan
Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum
Mitchell Kane
Peter Berg Peter Berg
Terry Conklin
Corbin Bernsen Corbin Bernsen
Peter Prince
Cheech Marin Cheech Marin
Julio Escobar
John Rhys-Davies John Rhys-Davies
Johnny Windsor

Written by
Tony Hendra Tony Hendra
(screenplay) and
Ron Shelton Ron Shelton


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4 years, 8 months ago at Apr 6 8:19
It is a rather unknown boxe flick but since there was a decent cast, I still though I should check it out. Eventually, I thought it was not bad at all. First of all, there was indeed a nice cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Berg, John Rhys-Davies, Jamie Foxx) and they all gave some rather decent performances. Basically, it is a dark satire on the boxing world and I thought it was actua... read more
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When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape.
Release date: 3 May 1996
UPC: 024543117452
Tags: Comedy (2), 1996 (2), Sport (2), Boxing (2), 1990s (1)
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