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Well, I guess my "what if" questions were unthinkable in Ali's mind. Maybe its because he is such an ill, tragic figure today that this film is so important because it shows him in all his glory when he was not just a magnificent boxer but a ringing voice of social conscience as well.
The fact that Parkinson's Disease has physically afflicted and almost silenced this man is a tragedy. Rate movie.
Share on Facebook. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. And "Rumble in the Jungle" is the nostalgic celebration of the most legendary episode of Boxing History, through a recollection of images and stories from those who witnessed the event.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn Super Reviewer. Super Reviewer. When you're making a film about an iconic figure, it's very easy to get caught up in the mythology of the person in question and lose sight of the real figure at the heart of the story.Ali Bomaye!
How old is your kid? And, yeah, Foreman has done white well since this bout and Ali, well, he's barely functional.
Thank you for your support. You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. Both a tribute to Ali and an evocation of a bygone era, it's about the transformative moment when black America, flexing its newborn pride, encountered black Africa.
And the film, although trying sometimes to convey a false sense of suspense by depicting Ali as a challenger who had almost no chance to win -a theory contradicted by most boxing experts- the legend preceded the match.
That withstanding, it is a film about something so rare and exquisite, so moving, so profound: This is one of the most inspirational films I have seen in quite some time.
Bumbaye" meanign Ali, Kill him. User Reviews. Saturday, June 26, 1999 - Video. The Hurricane.
Leon Gast, with help from Taylor Hackford, has taken the times, the black cause, and two giants of boxing and fashioned a fascinating narrative and an insightful culture study of a nation and its people. But when he wakes up, he tramples everything. That he lit the torch at the 1996 Olympic Games?
Not only was Ali a great boxer and a great entertainer, he is an intelligent and articulate man.