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Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed
Joe Louis America's Hero Betrayed
Genres: Television, Sports, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 15min

An in-depth profile of the boxing legend revealing how a grandson of slaves became one of the greatest heavyweights of all time served as an iconic figure during wwii & later carried himself with dignity through numerous s...  more »


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Genres: Television, Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary, Olympics, Documentary
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Best of them all
Edwin Montilla | Puerto Rico | 02/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary describes Joe Louis as the champion who knew the art and science of boxing. It also shows how loyal and dedicated he was to his country. He donated some of his earnings or purses to the Armed Forces of the United States. He became a role model for America,and would travel the world over in which he gave boxing exhibitions free of charge. The story shows how quickly he gave and never wished for in return,but years later when he fell upon troubled times the US Government betrayed him but later relented. Very interesting story. I recommend it for many to see."
Great Joe Lous Bio!
Vernon E. Grier | Chicago, IL | 09/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great Bio on the great champion Joe Louis! The content is totally engaging with intimate insight on the man by his son Joe Louis, Jr. I first felt hurt, betrayed and then angry by the way America used this Black man (and to a certain extend, Joe allowed himself to be used) for their own means and then discarded him after he was no longer useful to America (the patriotic drum beating, etc.)! However, in the end America redeems herself and does what is right by Joe even though most of the redeemption comes posthumously. This is a great view!"