The Greatest (1977)

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.

Directing:
  • Monte Hellman
  • Tom Gries

Writing:
  • Ring Lardner, Jr.
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Herbert Muhammad

Stars:
Release Date: 1977-05-17
TMDb: 7.2/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 102
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
Bill McDonald
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Malcolm X
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Himself
David Huddleston
David Huddles...
Cruikshank
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
Hollis
Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgni...
Angelo Dundee
Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
Draft Lawyer
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Velvet Green
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
Joe The Gardener
John Marley
John Marley
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Lloyd Haynes
Lloyd Haynes
Herbert Muhammad
Lucille Benson
Lucille Benso...
Mrs. Fairlie
Annazette Chase
Annazette Cha...
Belinda Ali
Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosl...
Sonny Liston
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