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When we were kings : the untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle

Author: Leon GastDavid SonenbergTaylor HackfordKeith RobinsonVikram JayantiAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). Includes footage of the Zaire '74 music festival featuring some of the top African American performers of the era, including James Brown and B.B. King.
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Documentary films
Sports films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
DVD-Video
Geschichte 1974
Named Person: Muhammad Ali; George Foreman; Muhammad Ali; George Foreman; Muhammad / 1942- Ali; George / 1949- Foreman; Muhammad Ali; George Foreman
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Gast; David Sonenberg; Taylor Hackford; Keith Robinson; Vikram Jayanti; Muhammad Ali; George Foreman; Don King; James Brown; B B King; Norman Mailer; George Plimpton; Spike Lee; Crusaders (Musical group); Spinners (Musical group : U.S.); PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm); Gramercy Pictures.; DASFilms (Firm); Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 0783271190 9780783271194
OCLC Number: 70669563
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Subtitle from container.
DVD release of the 1997 documentary.
Special features: Interview with director; film and cast biographies.
Credits: Cinematography, Maryse Alberti ... [et al.] ; editors, Leon Gast ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Interview subjects: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown, B.B. King, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Spike Lee, the Crusaders, the Spinners.
Awards: Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG (Parental guidance suggested; some material may not be suitable for children).
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; full screen and widescreen (1.85:1) presentations ; Dolby digital.
Contents: Talk the talk --
Press conferences --
Welcome to Zaire --
President of Zaire --
Postponement --
The concert --
Prepare to fight --
In the ring --
Reflections --
When we were kings.
Responsibility: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment ; a DASFilms presentation ; a Gramercy Pictures release ; co-produced by Keith Robinson, Vikram Jayanti ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast.

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A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). Includes footage of the Zaire '74 music festival featuring some of the top African American performers of the era, including James Brown and B.B. King.

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