Tyson


1h 30m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson examines his own life in and out of the ring with a candor that is brutally honest. Through a mixture of original interviews, archival footage and photographs, a surprisingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson's earliest memo

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Interview
Sports
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Fyodor Productions; Green Room Films; Icm Partners; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; M├ętropole Films Distribution; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Revolver Entertainment; Sena; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson examines his own life in and out of the ring with a candor that is brutally honest. Through a mixture of original interviews, archival footage and photographs, a surprisingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson's earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, including his rollercoaster ride through the funhouse of worldwide fame and his fortunes won and lost. It's the story of a uniquely controversial athlete, a figure conjuring radical questions of race, class, and a man who arose from the most debased circumstances and soared to seemingly unlimited heights, followed by destruction generated by hubris, like a character out of classical tragedy.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Interview
Sports
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Fyodor Productions; Green Room Films; Icm Partners; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; M├ętropole Films Distribution; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Revolver Entertainment; Sena; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 24, 2009

Released in United States on Video August 18, 2009

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Les Docs de l'oncle Sam) September 5-14, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 30-May 10, 2009.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Tributes, Kanbar Award) April 23-May 7, 2009.

Project will be constructed around 30 hours of interviews that Toback conducted with Tyson.

Released in United States Spring April 24, 2009

Released in United States on Video August 18, 2009

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Les Docs de l'oncle Sam) September 5-14, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Tributes, Kanbar Award) April 23-May 7, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum Documentary) January 15-25, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 30-May 10, 2009.)