Facing Ali


1h 40m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolized the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals pay tribute to perhaps the world's most beloved and inspiring athlete. From the moment he captured the g

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Also Known As
Muhammad Ali: öga mot öga
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolized the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals pay tribute to perhaps the world's most beloved and inspiring athlete. From the moment he captured the gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics, the fighter who first came to prominence as Cassius Clay electrified the world and transformed the art of boxing. Articulate, handsome, charismatic and outspoken, he became an icon of the burgeoning civil rights movement and a hero to millions around the globe. A master showman and a brilliant strategist, Ali won as much by getting inside his opponents' heads as by his astounding physical talents. With exclusive interviews and vintage footage from the champ's unmatched career, "Facing Ali" recreates his most unforgettable rivalries, and recounts his triumphs, tragedies and unstoppable spirit.

Film Details

Also Known As
Muhammad Ali: öga mot öga
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Documentary Audience Award at the 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States on Video December 29, 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Summer Showcase) June 18-28, 2009.

Released in United States 2009 (Claremont)

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 15-22, 2009.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Uncle Sam's Docs) September 4-13, 2009.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images) October 1-16, 2009.

Released in United States on Video December 29, 2009

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Summer Showcase) June 18-28, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 15-22, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Uncle Sam's Docs) September 4-13, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images) October 1-16, 2009.)