The Greatest

(1977)

Overview

The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and sung by George Benson. The movie follows Ali's life from the 1960 Olympics to his regaining the heavyweight crown from George Foreman in their famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in 1974.

  1. Richard Durham

    Novel

  2. Muhammad Ali

    Novel

  3. Herbert Muhammad

    Novel

  4. Monte Hellman

    Director

  5. Tom Gries

    Director

  6. Ring Lardner, Jr.

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Himself

  2. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Angelo Dundee

  3. John Marley

    John Marley

    Dr. Ferdie Pacheco

  4. Lloyd Haynes

    Lloyd Haynes

    Herbert Muhammad

  5. Lucille Benson

    Lucille Benson

    Mrs. Fairlie

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 17, 1977
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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