Plot – Cassius Marcellus isn’t a top student, so he quits the school when he is very young. The street life is hard and the guy immediately realizes it. When someone steals his bike, he turns to a policeman, who once was a boxing coach. On the ring, Cassius discovers to be a talented fighter. In 1964, Cassius challenges the Olympics champion Sonny Liston and wins. Meanwhile, the racial tensions burst in America and Cassius, fascinated by Malcom X’s theories, converts to Islam, changing his name in Muhammad Ali.
All actors – Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele, Joe Morton, Paul Rodriguez, Bruce McGill, Barry Shabaka Henley, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurence Mason, LeVar Burton, Albert Hall, David Cubitt, Ted Levine, Candy Ann Brown, David Elliott, Shari Watson, Malick Bowens, Michael Bentt, James Toney, Alfred Cole, Charles Shufford, Rufus Dorsey, Robert Sale, Damien 'Bolo' Wills, David Haines, Victoria Dillard, Brad Greenquist, Morgana Van Peebles, Maya Van Peebles, Maestro Harrell, William Utay, Kim Robillard, David Purdham, Gailard Sartain, Wade Williams, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Hale, LaDonna Tittle, Marc Grapey, Herb Mitchell, Eddie Bo Smith Jr., Bobby Stuart, Patrick New, Ron O.J. Parson, Ellis Williams, Alexandra Bokyun Chun, John Gleeson Connolly, Warner Saunders, Jack Reiss, Marty Denkin, Tamara Lynch, Chico Benymon, Bill Plaschke, Steve Springer, Patrick M. Connolly, Patrick C. Russell, Robert Byrd, Cedric Wills, Ronald A. DiNicola, Moses Hollins, Daniel E. Gurevitz, Steven Randazzo, Ray Bokhour, Leonard Termo, Johnny Ortiz, Mark Salem, Sheldon Fogel, Jim Gray, Melvin Thomas, Natalie Carter, Reginald Footman, Poe Poe, Mel Dick, Kim Coleman, Christian Stolte, Vic Manni, Will Gill Jr., Sylvaine Strike, Denis Luposo, Sharon Wilkinson, Carol Hatchett, Judith Mwale, Keabetswe Motsilanyane, Richard Katanga, Thomas Kariuki Matheri, Larry Hazzard Sr., Derrick Brown, Rommel Hyacinth, Graham Hopkins, Daniel Janks, Bradford E. Lang, Michael Dorn, Dan Robbertse, Graham Clarke, Dimitri Cassar, Frank Notaro, Mark Mulder, David W. Hess, Henrikennyo Mukenyi, Nathaniel Malekane, Millard Arnold, Edda Collier, Yi Lu Wei, Lee Cummings, Zaa Nkweta, Themba Gasa, Andrew P. Jones, Marc Kulazite Mboli, Cimanga Kalambay, Jean Bikoi, James Gilbert, , Dan Andreiu, Teddy Atlas, Tony Babarino, Matisha Baldwin, Jon A. Barnes, David Bjorlie, Greg Bronson, Lionel D. Carson, Ralph Cole Jr., Vincent Cook, Craig Cove, Ed Cray, James Currie, Vincent De Paul, Trish Dempsey, Donald Dowd, Edge, Freda Nelson Evans, Josh Feinberg, Richard Fitzpatrick, Deborah Smith Ford, Patrick Fox, Edward C. Gillow, Ross Haines, George Hambach, Daniel D. Harris, Johnathan Hodges, Will Holman, Brandon T. Jackson, Carolina Lancaster, Leon, Eric Lichtenberg, Corey Lubak, Valentine Miele, Jermaine Montell, Denise Moss, John O. Nelson, Tracy Perry, Al Quinn, Javier Rivas, Hunter F. Roberts, Sheldon Robins, Joseph Luis Rubin, Wil Santiago, Prince Shah, Robert Standley, Jack Truman, Ray Uhler, Larry Vigus, Robert Warnack, John Wolfshohl, Graeme Wood, Jackie Zaneshow all
“Ali” Quotes 22 quotes
“I know where Vietnam is; it's on TV. Southeast Asia? It's there, too?”
“- 'Smokin'Joe Frazier: What you in Philly for? Philly's my town.
- Muhammad Ali: Oh I just wanna get a little closer to you, honey.”
“If I want to die, I'll die right here, right now, fightin' you, if I want to die. You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese.”
“- Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.: Your brother's taking your wife back to Chicago! She crying like a widow!
- Muhammad Ali: Well I ain't dead!
- Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.: You may as well be! You don't remember your name or who you are!”
“I'm Jewish and he's Muslim, and because of that he tells me I need to give up certain things, like pork and white women. I can give up the Pork, but the white women? God Damn, how the hell do you do that?”
“Don King talks black, lives white and thinks green.”
“Free ain't easy. Free is real. And real's a motherfucker.”
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see.”
“Damn, did you know that you could have seven million termites living in your house and not even know it until you fall right through the corridor floor on your way to the kitchen?”
“Sonny Liston, you ain't no champ! You a chump!”
“- Muhammad Ali: Man, without me, you'd just be a mouth and a microphone.
- Howard Cosell: Without me, you'd just be a mouth.”
“- Reporter: You think it's about time for a hairpiece?
- Drew 'Bundini' Brown: What you talking 'bout a hairpiece for? You already done lost all your hair, you cueball headed motherfucker.”
“You look like the heavyweight champion of pimps.”
“- Judge Ingraham: You say you are the people's champion.
- Muhammad Ali: Yes, sir.
- Judge Ingraham: Do you think you're acting like you're the people's champion?”