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Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami
Muhammad Ali Made in Miami
Actor: Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami
Director: Alan Tomlinson (producer/writer);Gaspar Gonzalez (producer/writer)
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 0min

Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali. — The film chronicles Cassius Clay s arrival in Miami in t...  more »


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Actor: Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami
Director: Alan Tomlinson (producer/writer);Gaspar Gonzalez (producer/writer)
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Pbs Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/12/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Before He Was King
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 08/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After the 1960 Summer Olympics, Cassius Clay was a heralded boxing gold medalist embarking on a professional career in Miami, Florida.

In February 1964, the sports world witnessed Clay's incredible victory in Miami Beach over feared champion Sonny Liston and the world witnessed the birth of an icon who transcended the "sweet science," Muhammad Ali.

This PBS documentary chronicles an oftentimes overlooked period in the development of Clay the fighter and Ali the man during his years in the Fifth Avenue Gym and living in Miami's Overtown district, a thriving black community which carried the moniker, "Harlem south."

With special focus on legendary trainer Angelo Dundee and "The Fight Doctor," Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the development of the extraordinary talents is shown like never before. Interviews with Overtown residents, neighbors and media members provides great insight in the growing social and political awareness of an athlete who had special focus in using his athletic prowess for a greater good.

Ali biographer Thomas Hauser and journalist David Remnick utilize a historical context to bring many elements of this fascinating story together.

Before he became king, a foundation was set in Miami. The legend comes to life like never before in this brilliant documentary.