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  • Ali (2001)
  • R
    157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Ali (2001)
R
157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.
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Director
Michael Mann (directed by)
Writers
Gregory Allen Howard (story) | Stephen J. Rivele (screenplay) | Christopher Wilkinson (screenplay) | Eric Roth (screenplay) | Michael Mann (screenplay)
Producers
Paul Ardaji (produced by) | A. Kitman Ho (produced by) | James Lassiter (produced by) | Michael Mann (produced by) | Jon Peters (produced by)
Composers
Pieter Bourke (music by) | Lisa Gerrard (music by)
Cinematographer
Editors
Casting Director
Victoria Thomas (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 25, 2001 (United States)

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Cast

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185 cast members
Name Known for
Will Smith
Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali   See fewer
Jamie Foxx
Drew 'Bundini' Brown Drew 'Bundini' Brown   See fewer
Jon Voight
Howard Cosell Howard Cosell   See fewer
Mario Van Peebles
Malcolm X Malcolm X   See fewer
Ron Silver
Angelo Dundee Angelo Dundee   See fewer
Jeffrey Wright
Howard Bingham Howard Bingham   See fewer
Mykelti Williamson
Don King Don King   See fewer
Nona Gaye
Belinda Ali Belinda Ali   See fewer
Michael Michele
Veronica Porche Veronica Porche   See fewer
Joe Morton
Chauncey Eskridge Chauncey Eskridge   See fewer
Paul Rodriguez
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco Dr. Ferdie Pacheco   See fewer
Bruce McGill
Bradley Bradley   See fewer
Barry Shabaka Henley
Herbert Muhammad Herbert Muhammad   See fewer
Giancarlo Esposito
Cassius Clay, Sr. Cassius Clay, Sr.   See fewer
Laurence Mason
Luis Sarria Luis Sarria   See fewer
LeVar Burton
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   See fewer
Albert Hall
Elijah Muhammad Elijah Muhammad   See fewer
David Cubitt
Robert Lipsyte Robert Lipsyte   See fewer
Ted Levine
Joe Smiley Joe Smiley   See fewer
Candy Ann Brown
Odessa (as Candy Brown Houston) Odessa (as Candy Brown Houston)   See fewer
David Elliott
Sam Cooke Sam Cooke   See fewer
Shari Watson
Woman Singer Woman Singer   See fewer
Malick Bowens
Joseph Mobutu Joseph Mobutu   See fewer
Michael Bentt
Sonny Liston Sonny Liston   See fewer
James Toney
'Smokin' Joe Frazier (as James N. Toney) 'Smokin' Joe Frazier (as James N. Toney)   See fewer
Alfred Cole
Ernie Terrell Ernie Terrell   See fewer
Charles Shufford
George Foreman George Foreman   See fewer
Rufus Dorsey
Floyd Paterson Floyd Paterson   See fewer
Robert Sale
Jerry Quarry Jerry Quarry   See fewer
Damien 'Bolo' Wills
Ken Norton Ken Norton   See fewer
David Haines
Rudy Clay / Rahaman Ali Rudy Clay / Rahaman Ali   See fewer
Victoria Dillard
Betty Shabazz Betty Shabazz   See fewer
Brad Greenquist
Marlin Thomas Marlin Thomas   See fewer
Morgana Van Peebles
Malcolm X's Daughter Malcolm X's Daughter   See fewer
Maya Van Peebles
Malcolm X's Daughter Malcolm X's Daughter   See fewer
Maestro Harrell
Young Cassius Clay Young Cassius Clay   See fewer
William Utay
The Doctor The Doctor   See fewer
Kim Robillard
Jimmy Cannon Jimmy Cannon   See fewer
David Purdham
Madison Square Garden Announcer Madison Square Garden Announcer   See fewer
Gailard Sartain
Gordon Davidson Gordon Davidson   See fewer
Wade Williams
Lieutenant Jerome Claridge (as Wade Andrew Williams) Lieutenant Jerome Claridge (as Wade Andrew Williams)   See fewer
Guy Van Swearingen
Induction FBI Man Induction FBI Man   See fewer
Doug Hale
Judge Ingraham Judge Ingraham   See fewer
LaDonna Tittle
Bundini's Landlady Bundini's Landlady   See fewer
Marc Grapey
Bob Arum Bob Arum   See fewer
Herb Mitchell
Boxing Commissioner Boxing Commissioner   See fewer
Eddie Bo Smith Jr.
Malcolm's Bodyguard Malcolm's Bodyguard   See fewer
Bobby Stuart
Thomas 15X Johnson (as Bob Stuart) Thomas 15X Johnson (as Bob Stuart)   See fewer
Patrick New
Room Service Guy Room Service Guy   See fewer
Ron O.J. Parson
Death Newsman Death Newsman   See fewer
Ellis Williams
Family Photo Man (as Ellis E. Williams) Family Photo Man (as Ellis E. Williams)   See fewer
Alexandra Bokyun Chun
Asian Cosmetologist (as Bokyun Chun) Asian Cosmetologist (as Bokyun Chun)   See fewer
John Gleeson Connolly
Assistant Director (as John G. Connolly) Assistant Director (as John G. Connolly)   See fewer
Warner Saunders
Customer Customer   See fewer
Jack Reiss
Referee Arthur Mercante Referee Arthur Mercante   See fewer
Marty Denkin
Frazier Fight II Announcer Frazier Fight II Announcer   See fewer
Tamara Lynch
Flight Attendant Flight Attendant   See fewer
Chico Benymon
Hampton House Announcer (as Theron Benymon) Hampton House Announcer (as Theron Benymon)   See fewer
Bill Plaschke
Miami Weigh-In Reporter Miami Weigh-In Reporter   See fewer
Steve Springer
Miami Weigh-In Reporter Miami Weigh-In Reporter   See fewer
Patrick M. Connolly
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
Robert Byrd
Willie Reddick Willie Reddick   See fewer
Cedric Wills
Jersey Joe Walcott, Referee Jersey Joe Walcott, Referee   See fewer
Ronald A. DiNicola
Prosecutor Prosecutor   See fewer
Moses Hollins
Man on Train Man on Train   See fewer
Daniel E. Gurevitz
Boxing Commission Reporter Boxing Commission Reporter   See fewer
Steven Randazzo
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Ray Bokhour
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Leonard Termo
Madison Square Garden Reporter Madison Square Garden Reporter   See fewer
Johnny Ortiz
Madison Square Garden Reporter Madison Square Garden Reporter   See fewer
Mark Salem
New York Reporter New York Reporter   See fewer
Sheldon Fogel
New York Reporter New York Reporter   See fewer
Jim Gray
New York Reporter New York Reporter   See fewer
Melvin Thomas
Harlem Neighbor Harlem Neighbor   See fewer
Natalie Carter
Harlem Neighbor Harlem Neighbor   See fewer
Reginald Footman
Harlem Neighbor (as Reginald Barshem Footman) Harlem Neighbor (as Reginald Barshem Footman)   See fewer
Poe Poe
Harlem Reporter Harlem Reporter   See fewer
Mel Dick
Louisville Sponsoring Group Louisville Sponsoring Group   See fewer
Kim Coleman
Lana Shabazz (as Kim Taylor Coleman) Lana Shabazz (as Kim Taylor Coleman)   See fewer
Christian Stolte
Miami Cop Miami Cop   See fewer
Vic Manni
Dressing Room Weigh-In Guy (as Victor Manni) Dressing Room Weigh-In Guy (as Victor Manni)   See fewer
Will Gill Jr.
Dick Sadler Dick Sadler   See fewer
Sylvaine Strike
ORTF Interviewer ORTF Interviewer   See fewer
Denis Luposo
Kinshasa Reporter (as Dr. Denis Luposo) Kinshasa Reporter (as Dr. Denis Luposo)   See fewer
Sharon Wilkinson
Rose Jennings Rose Jennings   See fewer
Carol Hatchett
Pointer Sister Pointer Sister   See fewer
Judith Mwale
Pointer Sister Pointer Sister   See fewer
Keabetswe Motsilanyane
Pointer Sister Pointer Sister   See fewer
Richard Katanga
Mobutu Aide / Military Aide Mobutu Aide / Military Aide   See fewer
Thomas Kariuki Matheri
Lieutenant Nsakala Lieutenant Nsakala   See fewer
Larry Hazzard Sr.
Zack Clayton Zack Clayton   See fewer
Derrick Brown
Larry Holmes Larry Holmes   See fewer
Rommel Hyacinth
The Pilot The Pilot   See fewer
Graham Hopkins
London Banker London Banker   See fewer
Daniel Janks
CIA Man CIA Man   See fewer
Bradford E. Lang
Black Pilot Black Pilot   See fewer
Michael Dorn
Black Pilot Black Pilot   See fewer
Dan Robbertse
Reporter in Zaire (as Daniel Robbertse) Reporter in Zaire (as Daniel Robbertse)   See fewer
Graham Clarke
Reporter in Zaire Reporter in Zaire   See fewer
Dimitri Cassar
Reporter in Zaire Reporter in Zaire   See fewer
Frank Notaro
Reporter in Zaire Reporter in Zaire   See fewer
Mark Mulder
Reporter in Zaire Reporter in Zaire   See fewer
David W. Hess
Reporter in Zaire (as David Hess) Reporter in Zaire (as David Hess)   See fewer
Nathaniel Malekane
Archie Moore Archie Moore   See fewer
Millard Arnold
Doc Broadus Doc Broadus   See fewer
Edda Collier
Blonde French Reporter Blonde French Reporter   See fewer
Yi Lu Wei
Chinese Delegate Chinese Delegate   See fewer
Lee Cummings
Hunter Thompson Hunter Thompson   See fewer
Zaa Nkweta
Foreman Fight Announcer Foreman Fight Announcer   See fewer
Themba Gasa
Idi Amin Idi Amin   See fewer
Andrew P. Jones
Don King's Aide Don King's Aide   See fewer
Marc Kulazite Mboli
Additional Aide to Mobutu Additional Aide to Mobutu   See fewer
Cimanga Kalambay
Additional Aide to Mobutu Additional Aide to Mobutu   See fewer
Jean Bikoi
Additional Aide to Mobutu Additional Aide to Mobutu   See fewer
James Gilbert
Sparring Partner in Africa Sparring Partner in Africa   See fewer
Dan Andreiu
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Teddy Atlas
Audience Member in Zaire (uncredited) Audience Member in Zaire (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Babarino
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Matisha Baldwin
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Jon A. Barnes
Ringside Photographer (uncredited) Ringside Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Harlan Bengel
Reporter at Title Fight (uncredited) Reporter at Title Fight (uncredited)   See fewer
Jason Berry
Cheering Fan (uncredited) Cheering Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
David Bjorlie
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Greg Bronson
Upscale Fight Fan (uncredited) Upscale Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Lionel D. Carson
Dr. King's Driver (uncredited) Dr. King's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Cole Jr.
Harlem Resident (uncredited) Harlem Resident (uncredited)   See fewer
Vincent Cook
Jimmy Ellis (uncredited) Jimmy Ellis (uncredited)   See fewer
Craig Cove
Frazier Fight Reporter (uncredited) Frazier Fight Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Ed Cray
Radical Professor (uncredited) Radical Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
James Currie
Court Room Photographer (uncredited) Court Room Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Vincent De Paul
Roving Reporter (uncredited) Roving Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Trish Dempsey
Diplomat's Wife (uncredited) Diplomat's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Donald Dowd
News Reporter (uncredited) News Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Edge
Sports Writer (uncredited) Sports Writer (uncredited)   See fewer
Freda Nelson Evans
Woman in Mink (uncredited) Woman in Mink (uncredited)   See fewer
Josh Feinberg
Extra in Terrell Fight Sequence (uncredited) Extra in Terrell Fight Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
Shane Fenton
Audience member (uncredited) Audience member (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Fitzpatrick
Sparring partner (uncredited) Sparring partner (uncredited)   See fewer
Deborah Smith Ford
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Patrick H. Fox
New York Reporter (uncredited) New York Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward C. Gillow
Foreman-Frazier Fight Judge (uncredited) Foreman-Frazier Fight Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
Julius Gregory
Bartendar (uncredited) Bartendar (uncredited)   See fewer
Ross Haines
News Cameraman (uncredited) News Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
George Hambach
Induction Center Doctor (uncredited) Induction Center Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Glen Hambly
Ringside Reporter (uncredited) Ringside Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel D. Harris
Ringside Color Commentator (uncredited) Ringside Color Commentator (uncredited)   See fewer
Monica Haynes
Concert Goer (uncredited) Concert Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Maxwell Highsmith
Nation of Islam Soldier No. 6 (uncredited) Nation of Islam Soldier No. 6 (uncredited)   See fewer
Johnathan Hodges
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
Will Holman
FOI (uncredited) FOI (uncredited)   See fewer
Brandon T. Jackson
Club Goer (uncredited) Club Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Kitty Kavey
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Keyes
Dumbfounded Spectator (uncredited) Dumbfounded Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Carolina Lancaster
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Pati Lauren
Howard Cosell Aide (uncredited) Howard Cosell Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
Leon
Brother 'Joe' (uncredited) Brother 'Joe' (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Lichtenberg
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Corey Lubak
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul McMichael
Fight Fan (uncredited) Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Valentine Miele
Liston Fight Reporter (uncredited) Liston Fight Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Jermaine Montell
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Denise Moss
Bar Goer (uncredited) Bar Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
K.C. Muskat
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
John O. Nelson
Louis Rodriguez (uncredited) Louis Rodriguez (uncredited)   See fewer
Tracy Perry
Usher (uncredited) Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Quinn
Boxing Trainer (uncredited) Boxing Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
Javier Rivas
TV Reporter (uncredited) TV Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Hunter F. Roberts
Angry Fight Fan (uncredited) Angry Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Sheldon Robins
Heckler (uncredited) Heckler (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Luis Rubin
Blinky Polermo (uncredited) Blinky Polermo (uncredited)   See fewer
Wil Santiago
Fruit of Islam (uncredited) Fruit of Islam (uncredited)   See fewer
Prince Shah
Angry Fight Fan (uncredited) Angry Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Raymond Spaulding
Fight Fan (uncredited) Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Standley
Ringside Photographer (uncredited) Ringside Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Truman
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Uhler
Ringside Photographer (uncredited) Ringside Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Vigus
Times Ringside Photographer (uncredited) Times Ringside Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Warnack
Madison Square Garden Fight Fan (uncredited) Madison Square Garden Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Nikki Williams
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
John Wolfshohl
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini (uncredited) Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini (uncredited)   See fewer
Graeme Wood
Journalist (uncredited) Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Jackie Zane
Fight Fan (uncredited) Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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