Don King: Only in America Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Don King: Only in America the Movie

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Rhames reigns in this bio of flamboyant, notorious boxing promoter Don King. King starts off as a Cleveland numbers runner at ease with violence, which eventually sends him to a four-year prison term for manslaughter. Released in 1971, King uses his friendship with R&B singer Lloyd Price (Curtis-Hall) to meet Muhammed Ali (McCrary), leading to his set-up of the 1974 Ali-Foreman fight in Zaire. From there it's just more self-promotion.

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HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Sports, Boxing
Screenplay
Kario Salem
Cast
Gabriel Casseus, Ving Rhames, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jeremy Piven, Darius McCrary, Keith David, Bernie Mac, Loretta Devine, Lou Rawls, Ron Leibman
Cinematography
Bill Butler
Director
John Herzfeld
Music
Anthony Marinelli
Producer
David Blocker, HBO Pictures

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