Overview

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.

  1. Leon Gast

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Himself

  2. George Foreman

    George Foreman

    Himself

  3. Don King

    Don King

    Himself

  4. James Brown

    James Brown

    Himself

  5. B.B. King

    B.B. King

    Himself

Full Cast & Crew

When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 1996
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget -

Revenue $2,666,118.00

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