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The Greatest (1977)

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101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of the Army draft, and the legal battle after being ...See moreMuhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of the Army draft, and the legal battle after being stripped of his World Title. See less
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Muhammad Ali (based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by) | Herbert Muhammad (based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by) | Richard Durham (based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by) | Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay)
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Robert S. Smith (as Bob Smith)
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Updated May 19, 1977

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May 19, 1977 (United States)
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72 cast members
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Muhammad Ali
Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali   See fewer
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Ernest Borgnine
Angelo Dundee Angelo Dundee   See fewer
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John Marley
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco Dr. Ferdie Pacheco   See fewer
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Lloyd Haynes
Herbert Muhammad Herbert Muhammad   See fewer
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Malachi Throne
Payton Jory Payton Jory   See fewer
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Lucille Benson
Mrs. Fairlie Mrs. Fairlie   See fewer
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Teddy Wilson
John the Gardener (as Theodore R. Wilson) John the Gardener (as Theodore R. Wilson)   See fewer
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Annazette Chase
Belinda Ali Belinda Ali   See fewer
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Mira Waters
Ruby Sanderson Ruby Sanderson   See fewer
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Chip McAllister
Cassius Clay Aged 18 (as Phillip 'Chip' McAllister) Cassius Clay Aged 18 (as Phillip 'Chip' McAllister)   See fewer
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Drew Bundini Brown
Drew 'Bundini' Brown (as Drew 'Bundini' Brown) Drew 'Bundini' Brown (as Drew 'Bundini' Brown)   See fewer
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Robert Duvall
Bill McDonald Bill McDonald   See fewer
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David Huddleston
Cruikshank Cruikshank   See fewer
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Ben Johnson
Hollis Hollis   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Malcolm X Malcolm X   See fewer
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Dina Merrill
Velvet Green Velvet Green   See fewer
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Roger E. Mosley
Sonny Liston Sonny Liston   See fewer
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Paul Winfield
Draft Lawyer Draft Lawyer   See fewer
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Richard Gullage
Commission Doctor Commission Doctor   See fewer
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Arthur Adams
Cassius Clay Senior Cassius Clay Senior   See fewer
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Dorothy Meyer
Odessa Clay Odessa Clay   See fewer
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Rahman Ali
Rahaman Ali (as Rahaman Ali) Rahaman Ali (as Rahaman Ali)   See fewer
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Howard L. Bingham
Howard Bingham (as Howard Bingham) Howard Bingham (as Howard Bingham)   See fewer
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Stack Pierce
Rahaman Rahaman   See fewer
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Richard Venture
Colonel Colonel   See fewer
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W. Youngblood Muhammad
W. Youngblood Muhammad W. Youngblood Muhammad   See fewer
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Ven Medina
Ronnie (as Ben Medina) Ronnie (as Ben Medina)   See fewer
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Paul Mantee
Carrara Carrara   See fewer
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Lloyd Wells
Lloyd Wells Lloyd Wells   See fewer
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George Garro
Mr. Curtis Mr. Curtis   See fewer
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David Clennon
Captain Captain   See fewer
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Ernie Wheelwright
Bossman Jones Bossman Jones   See fewer
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Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson Pat Patterson   See fewer
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George Cooper
Lawyer Lawyer   See fewer
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James Gammon
Mr. Harry Mr. Harry   See fewer
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Gene Kilroy
Gene Kilroy Gene Kilroy   See fewer
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Toni Crabtree
Hooker Hooker   See fewer
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Sally Gries
Sponsor's Wife Sponsor's Wife   See fewer
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Elizabeth Marshall
Sponsor's Wife Sponsor's Wife   See fewer
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Don Dunphy
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Nai Bonet
Suzie Gomez Suzie Gomez   See fewer
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Harold Conrad
Harold Conrad Harold Conrad   See fewer
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Ray Holland
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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George Chuvalo
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Yank Durham
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Bob Foster
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Ray Mann
Young Man Young Man   See fewer
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Buster Mathis
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Arthur Mercante
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Archie Moore
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Ken Norton
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Floyd Patterson
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Jerry Quarry
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Sally Bondi
Bess (uncredited) Bess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Bugner
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Zach Clayton
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Ty Copeman
White Youth (uncredited) White Youth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barney Felix
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Roy Firestone
TV Reporter (uncredited) TV Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Foreman
George Foreman (archive footage) (uncredited) George Foreman (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Levi Forte
Gym Boxer (uncredited) Gym Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Gordon
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Vic Hunter
Metro Di (uncredited) Metro Di (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Klingman
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Jack McDermott
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Todd Rosen
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Kirby Sanders
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Woni Spotts
Child in the crowd (uncredited) Child in the crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tracy 'Chubby' Steele
Boxer Hitting Heavy Bag in 5th Street Gym (uncredited) Boxer Hitting Heavy Bag in 5th Street Gym (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 1,232 votes