Release Date: December 25, 2001 (US)
Director: Michael Mann
Writters: Michael Mann, Eric Roth, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Jamie Foxx as: Drew “Bundini” Brown
Co-Stars: Will Smith, Jon Voight
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rated: R for some language and brief violence
Production budget: $107 million (estimated)
Box office: $87 million
The life story of heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, following the champ’s early days as Cassius Clay and his rise in sports and politics, including his controversial refusal to fight in the Vietnam War and his infamous comeback battles against Joe Frazier and George Foreman.
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- The movie was shot in Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York City, NY, South Africa, Ghana and Mozambique.
It’s one of the most ambitious biographical films ever made in this country, and one of the most unusual, moving and exciting. – Baltimore Sun
A thoughtful epic is both a rarity and an oxymoron. But that’s what Ali is, and you can’t help being drawn sympathetically into its hero’s struggle for mastery of himself and his era. – Time
Michael Mann is a fluent, evocative filmmaker, and the movie is well written, expertly staged, and beautifully edited. – The New Yorker