• Ali
Genre : Biography
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2001
Format : Feature
Running time : 158 (in minutes)

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

Superstar Will Smith gives the performance of his career as boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a visually amazing epic drama from Academy Award(r) nominated director Michael Mann. Muhammad Ali thrilled the world with his ground-breaking boxing victories in the'60s and'70s. But the man behind the legend is grappling with a tumultuous romantic life, his deeply held religious beliefs and the pressures ofstaying on top. A quick-witted, winning personality and strong friendships with close associates, including renowned newscaster Howard Cosell (Golden Globe(r) nominee Jon Voight), help Ali "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." But faced with a life-changing conflict outside of the ring, the famously opinionated boxer is forced to rely on the one person he knows the best: himself.

Cast and Crew
- Stars: Jamie Foxx, Mario Van Peebles, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith, Jon Voight
- Director: Michael Mann
- Producer: A. Kitman Ho, Michael Mann, Jon Peters

157 min - Biography | Drama | Sport

Director: Michael Mann

Gregory Allen Howard (story)
Stephen J. Rivele (screenplay)
Christopher Wilkinson (screenplay)
Eric Roth (screenplay)
Michael Mann (screenplay)

Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Jon Voight

Production Companies
-Columbia Pictures Corporation
-Forward Pass (as Forward Pass Productions)
-Initial Entertainment Group (IEG)
-Moonlighting Films
-Overbrook Entertainment
-Peters Entertainment
-Picture Entertainment Corporation

-Columbia Pictures (2001) (USA) (theatrical)
-Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (2004) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
-RCV Film Distribution (2002) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
-20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (Brazil) (DVD)
-20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (Brazil) (VHS)
-Bac Films (France)
-Cecchi Gori Distribuzione
-Columbia TriStar Films de Argentina (Argentina)
-Columbia TriStar Home Video
-Eagle Films (2001) (Non-USA) (all media) (middle east)
-Entertainment Film Distributors (UK)
-Entertainment in Video (2002) (UK) (DVD)
-Manga Films (Spain)
-Nelonen (2007) (Finland) (TV)
-Nordisk Film (2002) (Norway) (DVD)
-Nordisk Film (2004) (Sweden) (DVD)
-Nordisk Film (2010) (Sweden) (DVD)
-Oy Nordisk Film (2004) (Finland) (DVD)
-Oy Nordisk Film (2004) (Finland) (VHS)
-RCV Film Distribution (Belgium)
-RCV Film Distribution (Luxembourg)
-RCV Home Entertainment (2002) (Netherlands) (video)
-Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
-Studio Canal (2009) (France) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

"Michael Mann has directed an honest, richly detailed, gorgeous movie" -David Ansen NEWSWEEK

"Michael Mann and Will Smith punch their way to the bruised heart of a hero" -Pat Travers ROLLING STONE

DVD Features
-Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
-Mastered in High Definition
-Theatrical Trailers
-Scene Selections
-Animated Menus

DVD Details
-Genre: Award Winning, Biography, Drama, Sports
-Studio: Columbia
-CC: English (US)
-Sub: English (US), French (Parisian), Spanish (Latin Am)
-Color/B&W: Color

Release date: 27 February 2002 (France)


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