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.