The Greatest (1977)


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Drama, Sport
1h 41min
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Ernest Borgnine
Angelo Dundee
John Marley
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Lloyd Haynes
Herbert Muhammad
Lucille Benson
Mrs. Fairlie
Malachi Throne
Payton Jory
Teddy Wilson
Joe The Gardener
Mira Waters
Ruby Sanderson
Chip McAllister
Cassius Clay aged 18
Robert Duvall
Bill McDonald
Dina Merrill
Velvet Green
Roger E. Mosley
Sonny Liston
Paul Winfield
Draft Lawyer
Richard Gullage
Commission Doctor


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.

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