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Facing Ali

Facing Ali

Joe Frazier
Director: Pete McCormack Cast: Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier
, George Foreman
George Foreman
, George Chuvalo
George Chuvalo
Pete McCormack

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Muhammad Ali was arguably the greatest boxer of the 20th century, and that rare fighter whose presence in the culture of the day was equal to (or perhaps even greater than) his remarkable skills in the ring. Ali was a superb fighter who squared off against a variety of gifted athletes during his career, and filmmaker Pete McCormack offers a new perspective on Ali through this documentary, in which some of his opponents speak about their experiences with the man. Facing Ali includes interviews with Joe Frazier, who speaks of the bitterness that still remains of his rivalry with Ali; George Chuvalo, a Canadian fighter who recalls that while Ali defeated him, he went dancing with his wife afterward while the winner went to the hospital; George Foreman, whose memories include a powerful punch that Ali chose not to land; Leon Spinks, whose 1978 upset victory over Ali thrust him into a level of fame he was not prepared to handle; Ernie Terrell, who discusses the technique and strategy behind Ali's approach; and many more. Produced in association with Spike TV, Facing Ali was an official selection at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/29/2009
UPC: 0031398115939
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 72,214

Special Features

Closed Caption; Animated trivia cards; "After the Bell" featurette; "Bringing the Fights to Life" featurette; "Facing Ali: Book to Screen" featurette; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Frazier Participant
George Foreman Participant
George Chuvalo Participant
Muhammad Ali Actor
Larry Holmes Participant
Ken Norton Participant
Leon Spinks Participant
Henry Cooper Participant
Ron Lyle Participant
Earnie Shavers Participant
Ernie Terrell Participant

Technical Credits
Pete McCormack Director
Kevin Beggs Executive Producer
Brian Diamond Executive Producer
Paul Gertz Executive Producer
Kevin Kay Executive Producer
Ian Kerr Cinematographer
Neil Linder Executive Producer
Jesse James Miller Editor
Derik Murray Executive Producer
Erik Nelson Executive Producer
Steve Rothenberg Executive Producer
Sandra Stern Executive Producer
Schaun Tozer Score Composer
Kent Wingerak Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Facing Ali
1. Float Like a Butterfly [4:01]
2. Clay Vs. Cooper [5:31]
3. Clay Vs. Liston [4:03]
4. Becoming Muhammad Ali [2:56]
5. No to Vietnam [3:58]
6. Ali - Chuvalo [3:20]
7. A Tough Fight [4:16]
8. A Song For You' [5:31]
9. Taking a Stand [2:11]
10. Reinstated [4:03]
11. Fight of the Century [5:14]
12. Ali Vs. Norton [3:10]
13. A Fighting Chance [3:33]
14. Stepping Up [2:33]
15. Ali Vs. Foreman [5:18]
16. Rising Up [3:25]
17. Ali Vs. Lyle [:39]
18. Thrilla in Manila [5:15]
19. Ali Vs. Shavers [2:05]
20. Spinks Part I [5:48]
21. Ali Vs. Spinks II [7:01]
22. Ali Meets Holmes [5:43]
23. A Hero [4:24]
24. Speaking For Him [3:27]

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