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  • The Great White Hype (1996)
  • R
    91 min | Comedy, Sport
The Great White Hype (1996)
R
91 min | Comedy, Sport

The boxing champ's promoter thinks, change is needed. He finds the one man who's beaten his black champ (at 17), a white man now in a rock band. Like Rocky, he trains heavily whereas the champ slacks.
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Director
Writers
Tony Hendra (screenplay) | Ron Shelton (screenplay)
Composer
Cinematographer
Ronald Víctor García (as Ron Garcia)
Editor
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
May 3, 1996 (United States)

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Cast

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59 cast members
Name Known for
Samuel L. Jackson
Rev. Fred Sultan Rev. Fred Sultan   See fewer
Jeff Goldblum
Mitchell Kane Mitchell Kane   See fewer
Peter Berg
Terry Conklin Terry Conklin   See fewer
Corbin Bernsen
Peter Prince Peter Prince   See fewer
Cheech Marin
Julio Escobar Julio Escobar   See fewer
John Rhys-Davies
Johnny Windsor Johnny Windsor   See fewer
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Bambi (as Salli Richardson) Bambi (as Salli Richardson)   See fewer
Jamie Foxx
Hassan El Ruk'n Hassan El Ruk'n   See fewer
Rocky Carroll
Artemus St. John Saint Artemus St. John Saint   See fewer
Albert Hall
Roper's Manager Roper's Manager   See fewer
Susan Gibney
Vivian Vivian   See fewer
Michael Jace
Marvin Shabazz Marvin Shabazz   See fewer
Duane Davis
Palace Guard #1 Palace Guard #1   See fewer
Lamont Johnson
Palace Guard #2 Palace Guard #2   See fewer
Damon Wayans
James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper   See fewer
Lydell M. Cheshier
Palace Guard #3 Palace Guard #3   See fewer
Stu Nahan
Fight Announcer #1 Fight Announcer #1   See fewer
Ferdie Pacheco
Fight Announcer #2 Fight Announcer #2   See fewer
Al Rodrigo
Press Member #1 Press Member #1   See fewer
Phil Buckman
Lee the Drummer Lee the Drummer   See fewer
Renee Allman
Angel (as Renee Ammann) Angel (as Renee Ammann)   See fewer
Walter Addison
Michael Katz Michael Katz   See fewer
Jonathan P. Hicks
Sports Writer Sports Writer   See fewer
Craig Modderno
Sports Writer Sports Writer   See fewer
Michael Fairman
Chairman Jerry Schwartz Chairman Jerry Schwartz   See fewer
Brad Blaisdell
Press Corps #1 Press Corps #1   See fewer
James Hardie
Press Corps #2 Press Corps #2   See fewer
Nedra Volz
Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
Rick Scarry
White Middle American White Middle American   See fewer
Elizabeth LaRou
Pretty Young Woman #1 Pretty Young Woman #1   See fewer
Alyson Croft
Pretty Young Woman #2 Pretty Young Woman #2   See fewer
Christy House
Pretty Young Woman #3 Pretty Young Woman #3   See fewer
Richard Steele
Referee Referee   See fewer
Anthony Johnson
Sultan's Valet (as Anthony 'A.J.' Johnson) Sultan's Valet (as Anthony 'A.J.' Johnson)   See fewer
Irv Dotten
Roper's Crony #1 Roper's Crony #1   See fewer
Deezer D
Roper's Crony #2 Roper's Crony #2   See fewer
Reno Wilson
Roper's Crony #3 Roper's Crony #3   See fewer
Art Evans
Minister Minister   See fewer
Randy Harris
Palace Guard #4 Palace Guard #4   See fewer
G. John Slagle
Kane's Cameraman Kane's Cameraman   See fewer
Leon Frederick
Roper Cornerman #1 Roper Cornerman #1   See fewer
James H. Hays
Roper Cornerman #2 Roper Cornerman #2   See fewer
Stacy Arnell
Kim (uncredited) Kim (uncredited)   See fewer
Greg Bronson
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Andrea Carlson
Ring Girl (uncredited) Ring Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Grevioux
Security Guard (uncredited) Security Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Taylor Humphries
Sparring Partner (uncredited) Sparring Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
Andrea Nittoli Kelly
Sultan Babe (uncredited) Sultan Babe (uncredited)   See fewer
Jarrett Lennon
Jarrett Kane (uncredited) Jarrett Kane (uncredited)   See fewer
Gorja Max
Boxing fan (uncredited) Boxing fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Chi McBride
Rowdy Spectator (uncredited) Rowdy Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Dalny M. Valdes
Sultans Party Patron (uncredited) Sultans Party Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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