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When We Were Kings (1996)
PG
88 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
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Release date
Feb 14, 1997 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Mobutu Sese Seko
Self (President of Zaire) Self (President of Zaire)   See fewer
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Norman Mailer
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George Plimpton
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Malick Bowens
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Lloyd Price
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The Spinners
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Drew Bundini Brown
Self - Ali's Ass't Trainer (as Drew 'Bundini' Brown) Self - Ali's Ass't Trainer (as Drew 'Bundini' Brown)   See fewer
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Odessa Clay
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Howard Cosell
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Wilton Felder
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Joe Frazier
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Wayne Henderson
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Stix Hooper
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Jim Jacobs
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Stewart Levine
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Sonny Liston
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Alan Pariser
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Danny 'Big Black' Rey
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Dick Sadler
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Joe Sample
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Philippé Wynne
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Zach Clayton
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Angelo Dundee
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Lola Love
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Archie Moore
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Ken Norton
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Jersey Joe Walcott
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8 / 10 | 17,898 votes