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The Greatest (1977)

PG 05/17/1977 (US) Drama 1h 42m

The story you only think you knew.


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. Monte Hellman


  2. Tom Gries


  3. Muhammad Ali


  4. Richard Durham


  5. Herbert Muhammad


  6. Ring Lardner, Jr.


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  1. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali


  2. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Angelo Dundee

  3. John Marley

    John Marley

    Dr. Ferdie Pacheco

  4. Lloyd Haynes

    Herbert Muhammad

  5. Lucille Benson

    Lucille Benson

    Mrs. Fairlie

  6. Sally Bondi


  7. Malachi Throne

    Malachi Throne

    Payton Jory

  8. Teddy Wilson

    Joe The Gardener

  9. Annazette Chase

    Belinda Ali

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The Greatest

Status Released

Original Language English

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