Ali (2001)

8.0 / Rated by 1 people

157 min.
Plot  The film begins with Cassius Clay, Jr. (Will Smith) before his championship debut against then heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. In the pre-fight weigh-in Clay heavily taunts Liston (such as calling Liston a "big ugly bear"). In the fight Clay is able to dominate the early rounds of the match, but halfway through the fight Clay complains of a burning feeling in his eyes (implying that Liston has tried to cheat) and says he is unable to continue. However, his trainer/manager Angelo Dundee (Ron Silver) gets him to keep fighting. Once Clay is able to see again he easily dominates the fight and right before round seven Liston quits, therefore making Cassius Clay the second youngest heavyweight champion at the time after Floyd Patterson. Clay spends valued time with Malcolm X (Peebles) and the two decide to take a trip to Africa.

Clay is then invited to the home of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad where he is granted the name Muhammad Ali due to his status of World Heavyweight...



Will Smith
Cassius Clay
Jamie Foxx
Drew Bundini Brown
Jon Voight
Howard Cosell
Mario Van Peebles
Malcolm X
Ron Silver
Angelo Dundee
Jeffrey Wright
Howard Bingham
Jada Pinkett Smith
Sonji Roi
Michael Michele
Veronica Porsche
Joe Morton
Chauncey Eskridge
Paul Rodriguez
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Bruce McGill
Barry Shabaka Henley
Herbert Muhammad
Giancarlo Esposito
Cassius Clay
Laurence Mason
Luis Sarria
LeVar Burton
Martin Luther King
Albert Hall
Elijah Muhammad
Leon Robinson
Brother Joe
Ted Levine
Joe Smiley
Zaa Nkweta
Foreman Fight Announcer
Brandon T. Jackson
Club Goer (uncredited)


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Release Dates


United States




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