When We Were Kings

The Untold Story of the Rumble in the Jungle
(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
When We Were Kings

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A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire.
Title: When we were kings
the untold story of the rumble in the jungle
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios,, c2005.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Program content: c1996, PolyGram Film Productions.
Originally released in 1997 by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.
Features: interactive menus, film and cast biographies, English dolby pro logic.
Widescreen and full screen versions on opposite sides of disc; aspect ratio of widescreen version: 1.85:1.
Summary: A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire.
Audience: MPAA rating PG (parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for children)
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 0783271190
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.83 WHE
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  • stk22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An instant classic documentary. I would guess this was my 5th viewing. The story centers around the fabled heavyweight battle between George Foreman, a man who at the time was seen as one of the most destructive heavyweights of all time, capable of stopping big talent with his ability to cut of the ring and swing nonstop, powerful haymakers at his hapless opponents - and the legendary Muhammad Ali, a matured but still quick opponent who was a heavy underdog but had completely and utterly endeared himself to the people of Zaire. Even if you care not one bit for boxing, you will still be caught up in the drama of this award winning documentary.


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