Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Watched this great film on HBO last night called Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.

The film looks at Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land.

The film stars:
Frank Langella as Chief Justice Warren Burger
Christopher Plummer as Justice John Marshall Harlan II
Benjamin Walker as Kevin Kennedy
Danny Glover as Justice Thurgood Marshall
Barry Levinson as Justice Potter Stewart
Ed Begley, Jr. as Justice Harry Blackmun

Great movie. Great performances.

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Posted on October 7, 2013, in Television and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Didn’t see the film but I always had a high regard for Muhammad Ali and the stance he took given all the consequences that would follow. I can’t say many athletes today would do the same and take a stand like he did.

  2. The film focused more on the Supreme Court Justices dealing with the case, but they did a remarkable job explaining it. I’ve always wanted to know more about it.

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