When We Were Kings (1996)

Documentary

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.

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Viooz Score: 7.6/10 from 84 votes
Release Date: 1996-10-25
Status: Released
Run time: 89 min / 1:29
Production Studio : PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Das Films, David Sonenberg Production
Production Country: United States of America

When We Were Kings Casts

Muhammad Ali
as Himself
George Foreman
as Himself
Don King
as Himself
James Brown
as Himself
B.B. King
as Himself
Spike Lee
as Himself
Mobutu Sese Seko
as Himself
Norman Mailer
as Himself
George Plimpton
as Himself
Thomas Hauser
as Himself
Malick Bowens
as Himself
Lloyd Price
as Herself
The Spinners
as Themselves
Miriam Makeba
as Herself
Drew Bundini Brown
as Himself
Odessa Clay
as Herself
Howard Cosell
as Himself
Wilton Felder
as Himself
Wayne Henderson
as Himself
Stix Hooper
as Himself
Stewart Levine
as Himself
Alan Pariser
as Himself
Danny 'Big Black' Rey
as Himself
Dick Sadler
as Himself
Joe Sample
as Himself
Philippé Wynne
as Himself
Lolita
as Herself
Archie Moore
as Himself

When We Were Kings Crew

Directing Leon Gast Director
Production Leon Gast Producer
Production Taylor Hackford Producer
Production David Sonenberg Executive Producer
Camera Maryse Alberti Director of Photography
Camera Paul Goldsmith Director of Photography
Camera Kevin Keating Director of Photography
Camera Albert Maysles Director of Photography
Camera Roderick Young Director of Photography
Editing Leon Gast Editor
Editing Taylor Hackford Editor
Editing Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte Editor
Production Keith Robinson Co-Producer
Production Vikram Jayanti Co-Producer
Editing Keith Robinson Editor