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The Great White Hope (1970)

PG-13
103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
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Director
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Howard Sackler (play) (screenplay)
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John DeCuir (as John De Cuir)
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$6,000,000
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Release date
Oct 16, 1970 (United States)

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James Earl Jones
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Jane Alexander
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Lou Gilbert
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Chester Morris
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Larry Pennell
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Roy Glenn
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Bill Walker
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Marcel Dalio
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Rodolfo Acosta
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7 / 10 | 2,150 votes