When We Were Kings (1996)

When We Were Kings (1996) is a Documentary , History , Sport film directed by Leon Gast – It’s 1974, Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the Heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Seko, the dictator of Zaire and the “Rumble in the Jungle” is set. A musical festival, featuring the America’s top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King, is also planned. IMDB

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Directed By – Leon Gast

Genre – Documentary , History , Sport

Cast – Muhammad Ali , Mobutu Sese Seko , Spike Lee , Lloyd Price , George Foreman , Thomas Hauser , George Plimpton , Don King , Malick Bowens , James Brown , Drew Bundini Brown , Miriam Makeba , Norman Mailer , The Spinners , B.B. King

In Theaters – 14 February 1997

Duration – 88 Minutes

MPAA Rating : PG

Taglines : The untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle

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Country: USA

Language: English

Production Company : Das Films , David Sonenberg Production , Polygram Filmed Entertainment