The Great White Hype


1h 30m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Meet Reverend Fred Sultan. He's a flamboyant con man, hustler, and consummate promoter who rules over the modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah better known as Las Vegas. His kingdom is the realm of the fistic arts... the sweet science... the carnival of carnage... the ballet of blood. Boxing. But despite h

Film Details

Also Known As
Great White Hype
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Meet Reverend Fred Sultan. He's a flamboyant con man, hustler, and consummate promoter who rules over the modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah better known as Las Vegas. His kingdom is the realm of the fistic arts... the sweet science... the carnival of carnage... the ballet of blood. Boxing. But despite his hustling and financial wizardry, Sultan's Vegas fiefdom is fading. Boxing attendance is dwindling, along with public interest. The problem, according to Sultan, is that people are tired of paying money to see 'brothers' beating up 'brothers'. Sultan's solution: find a white contender to face the undefeated heavyweight champ, James "The Grim Reaper" Roper. Sultan finds his Great White Hope in a seedy bar in Cleveland, Ohio. The would-be contender, Terry Conklin, is a long-haired front man for a rock band all-too-appropriately named Massive Head Wound. But Terry's got one thing going for him, besides the color of his skin: he actually bested Roper in an amateur bout many years earlier.

Crew

Cynthia Aguilar

Accounting Assistant

Vincent Aiello

Production

Angelique Anderson

Assistant

Walter Anderson

Boom Operator

Lou Angelo

Dialogue Editor

David A Arnold

Dialogue Editor

Joseph M Aspromonti

Set Production Assistant

Tom Barrett

Other

Meredith Behrend

Casting Associate

Barry Berg

Unit Production Manager

Barry Berg

Coproducer

Craig Berkey

Sound Effects Editor

Fred Berner

Producer

Teresa Binder

Set Costumer

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Brigitte Bourque

Other

Alicia Brauns

Assistant Camera Operator

Susannah Brengel

Post-Production Accountant

Lisa M. Brooks

Assistant

Michael D Brown

Steadicam Operator

Elaine Frontain Bryant

Assistant

John Buckley

Lighting Technician

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Ray Camaioni

Construction Coordinator

Marc Canas

Other

Ted Caplan

Foley Editor

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Marietta Carter-narcisse

Makeup Artist

Linda R Chen

Photography

David Chornow

Sound Mixer

Jeff Clark

Assistant Camera Operator

Drop Dead Clothing

Wardrobe

Doug Coleman

Stunt Player

Kevin Cook

Grip

O'brian Curry

Grip

Robert Dawson

Titles

Ross C Day

Assistant Location Manager

Steve A. Dayan

Location Manager

Blanca De La Isla

Wardrobe

Doug Delaney

Other

Ric Delgado

Other

Susan Demskey-horiuchi

Adr Editor

Josh Donen

Producer

Malcolm Doran

Dolly Grip

Sean Doyle

Camera Operator

Lumumba Dunduza

Editorial Production Assistant

Jim Eberle

Visual Effects

Lanier Edwards

Stunt Player

Ousaun Elam

Stunt Player

Don Estes

Grip

Michael G Felner

Camera Operator

Mike Fenster

Transportation Captain

Bill Fine

Other

Ron Finley

Wardrobe

Ron Garcia

Director Of Photography

Sean Garnhart

Sound Effects Editor

Jim Gavin

Camera

Gordon Germaine

On-Set Dresser

Harry H Gevshenian

Other

Michael E Gips

Other

Dick Girod

Other

Richard Girod

Other

Don Givens

Foley Recordist

Angelique Graham-bones

Set Production Assistant

Bibi Green

Other

Wendell Greene

Music

Kevin Grevioux

Stunt Player

Mike Gunther

Stunt Player

Ira M Hammons-glass

Set Costumer

Brian Hanable

Visual Effects

Tom Harjo

Best Boy Grip

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Anne E Hart

Production Coordinator

Tony Hendra

Screenplay

Jay Herron

Assistant Camera Operator

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Voni Hinkle

Hair Assistant

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording

Sharon Holly

Effects Coordinator

Randall Huber

Stunt Player

Gary S Isbell

On-Set Dresser

Vikki Jackson

Assistant

Zoe Jackson

Set Production Assistant

Peter Jensen

Steadicam Operator

Elisabeth Jereski

Assistant

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Ayeola B Johnson

Assistant

Gilbert Ivan Johnson

Stunt Player

John Paul Jones

Property Master

Eugene Kerry

Key Grip

Rashon Khan

Other

R. J. Kizer

Adr Editor

Eileen Mack Knight

Casting

Janet Kusnick

Visual Effects

Leigh Landau

Set Production Assistant

Jessica Landaw

Assistant Editor

Clifford Latimer

Adr Editor

Joseph Winston Leahy

Stunt Player

Neil Leifer

Coproducer

Mike Liakos

Key Rigging Grip

Diane Linn

Adr

Debrae Little

Assistant Costume Designer

William R Mayberry

Other

Mary Olivia Mcintosh

Set Decorator

Ademola Mcmullen

Set Production Assistant

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Robert Mcnerney

Foreman

Daniel Messler

Accounting Assistant

Alan Meyerson

Other

Marcus Miller

Music Composer

Susie Money

Costume Supervisor

Montez Monroe

Production Assistant

Rodney Montague

Visual Effects

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Lloyd Moriarity

Grip

Marvin Morris

Music

Lysa Moser

Accounting Assistant

Ron Nary

Special Effects

David P Newell

On-Set Dresser

Charlie Nicholson

On-Set Dresser

Melissa O'shea

Casting Associate

Jeffrey J Osmer

Assistant Sound Editor

Dan Owen

Grip

Warren Paeff

Assistant Editor

John H Parker

Production Accountant

Greg Parsons

Avid Editor

Michael A Patillo

Other

Mary M Patton

Script Supervisor

Robert Pavell

Stunt Player

Byron Phillips

Music

Pee Wee Piemonte

Stunt Player

Michael F Pierre

Other

Yoli Poropat

Production Supervisor

Dana Porter

Adr

Paul Power

Visual Effects

Scott Price

Assistant Editor

Wynona Price

Makeup Assistant

Jean Quay

Other

Katherine Quittner

Music Editor

Elyse Ramsdell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Scott T Ritenour

Art Director

Von Roddy

Stunt Player

Charles Rosen

Production Designer

Robert Rosen

Art Assistant

Ronald G Roumas

Other

Brooke Sartorius

On-Set Dresser

Michael Semanick

Rerecording

Susan Shackelford

Sound

Ron Shelton

Screenplay

Daniel Silverberg

Assistant Director

John Slagle

Video

Marla D Slatzer

Dga Trainee

Jim Stephan

Stunt Player

Bill Stephney

Music Supervisor

Robert L Stevenson

Hair Stylist

Monica Swann

Casting Associate

Donald Sylvester

Foley Editor

Barry K Thomas

Assistant Director

Michael A Thompson

Special Effects

David Thomson

Other

Rich Thorne

Visual Effects Supervisor

James Turner

Stunt Player

Wendi Van Dyke

Assistant Camera Operator

Dona Van Miller

Assistant Property Master

Glenn Wade

Grip

David I Ward

Music Producer

Monique Ward

Assistant

Eddie L Watkins

Stunt Coordinator

Earl Watson

Editor

Lloyd Watts

Stunt Player

Big Daddy Wayne

Stunt Player

Gary Wayton

Stunt Player

John Weaver

Assistant Property Master

Scott Webb

Other

Steve Webkay

Production Assistant

John Weeks

Best Boy

Gary Welch

Grip

Chuck Wells

Grip

Gayle Wesley

Sound Supervisor

Randy White

Transportation Coordinator

Bob Wiatr

Visual Effects

Diana Williams

Assistant Director

Felix R Williams

Other

Steven D Williams

Sound Editor

Stefanie Wiseman

Assistant Editor

Donald M Wolak

Rigging Gaffer

Jeff Zaman

Assistant Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Great White Hype
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 1, 1996

Released in United States Spring May 3, 1996

Feature length film based on a ten minute short directed by Neil Leifer.

Began shooting June 20, 1995.

Completed shooting August 18, 1995.

Released in United States Spring May 3, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 1, 1996