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A.K.A. Cassius Clay
AKA Cassius Clay
Actors: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Max Baer, Drew Bundini Brown
Director: Jim Jacobs
Genres: Sports, Documentary
PG     2002     1hr 25min

"A study of crazy brilliance and flamboyant sincerity" (LA Herald-Examiner), a.k.a. Cassius Clay presents a fascinating look at the incredible life and achievements of one of the most courageous, outspoken and charismatic ...  more »


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Actors: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Max Baer, Drew Bundini Brown
Director: Jim Jacobs
Creators: Isidore Mankofsky, Edward P. Bartsch, William Cayton, Bernard Evslin
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Olympics, Biography
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1970
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1970
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Greatest
B. Schwartz | Kansas City, MO | 02/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this movie mainly for footage of Ali and his contemporaries, and therefore wasn't expecting much of a plot or a very deep documentary. For this reason I wasn't disappointed. Keep in mind that this film was primarily something for Ali to do during his exile that would make money. It's full of interesting quotes and clips that show a closer side of Ali and make for an enjoyable viewing. At times it slips into an argument with famed boxing trainer Cus D'Amato over whether or not Muhammad Ali is really the best boxer of his time (D'Amato thinks otherwise) that is a little pointless as it is never resolved.

I think this film is best as a companion to other films, such as Ali, The Greatest, and/or When We Were Kings. If you love Ali, you'll like this."
A Must Have For Your Collection
The Wordman | Pennsylvania | 11/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Complete and comprehensive. If you are an Ali fan at any level you'll absolutely love this. Get it. Now."
A vintage time capsule look at the early years of Muhammad
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A.K.A. Cassius Clay is a time capsule documentary look at the life of Muhammad Ali before he was reinstated by the US boxing commission for refusing to be drafted during the Vietnam War. The film takes us from the early life of Ali until the present day (circa. 1968). One of the highlights of this film is his look at the older fighters along with Cus D'Amato and his demonstration of the Ali Shuffle. His conversion to Islam and the affect it had on his career is documented as well. If you're a fight fan this is a must for you.

Highly recommended"
Fascinating and entertainaing
. | Chicago, IL USA | 05/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Released in '70, before Frazier, Foreman, Spinks, etc., it's amazing how much substance there already is. The first third of this legend's story, as told here, is more than the Mike Tysons of this world will clock in with for a lifetime.