The Greatest

1977

Tom Gries
Director

Biopic, auto-biopic of Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali from his Olympic medal triumph to the present (well 1977's present anyway).

You've gotta give the guy points for appearing as himself during a somewhat controversial life and doing a fairly good job of it.

Director Tom Gries passed before the movie's release and receives an opening credits dedication.



19th May 1977
Cinema





Greatest: Muhammad Ali (1977)
11th December 2001
DVD




1.85:1




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Muhammad Ali
himself
Ernest Borgnine
Angelo Dundee
John Marley
Dr. Pacheco
Lloyd Haynes
Herbert Muhammad
Malachi Throne
Payton Jory
Lucille Benson
Mrs. Fairlie
Teddy Wilson
John the Gardener (as Theodore R. Wilson)
Annazette Chase
Belinda Ali
Mira Waters
Ruby Sanderson
Chip McAllister
Cassius Clay Aged 18
Drew Bundini Brown
Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Robert Duvall
Bill McDonald
David Huddleston
Cruikshank
Ben Johnson
Hollis
James Earl Jones
Malcolm X
Dina Merrill
Velvet Green
Roger E. Mosley
Sonny Liston
Paul Winfield
lawyer
Richard Gullage
Commission Doctor
Arthur Adams
Cassius Clay Senior
Dorothy Meyer
Odessa Clay
Rahman Ali
Rahaman Ali (as Rahaman Ali)
Howard L. Bingham
Howard Bingham (as Howard Bingham)
Stack Pierce
Rahaman
Richard Venture
Colonel
W. Youngblood Muhammad
W. Youngblood Muhammad
Ven Medina
Ronnie (as Ben Medina)
Paul Mantee
Carrara
Skip Homeier
Major Canlan
Lloyd Wells
Lloyd Wells
George Garro
Mr. Curtis
David Clennon
Captain
Ernie Wheelwright
Bossman Jones
Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson
George Cooper
Lawyer
James Gammon
Mr. Harry
Gene Kilroy
Gene Kilroy
Toni Crabtree
Hooker
Sally Gries
Sponsor's Wife
Elizabeth Marshall
Sponsor's Wife
Elizabeth Marshall
Sponsor's Wife
Don Dunphy
Commentator
Nai Bonet
Suzie Gomez
Harold Conrad
Harold Conrad
Alberto Martín
Doctor
Ray Holland
Reporter
George Chuvalo
Himself (archive footage)
Yank Durham
Himself (archive footage)
Bob Foster
Himself (archive footage)
Ray Mann
Young Man
Buster Mathis
Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Mercante
Himself (archive footage)
Archie Moore
Archie Moore (archive footage)
Ken Norton
Himself (archive footage)
Floyd Patterson
Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Quarry
Himself (archive footage)
Sally Bondi
Bess
Joe Bugner
Joe Bugner (archive footage)
Zach Clayton
Himself (archive footage)
Ty Copeman
White Youth
Barney Felix
Himself (archive footage)
Roy Firestone
TV Reporter
George Foreman
George Foreman (archive footage)
Levi Forte
Gym Boxer
Bob Gordon
Reporter
Vic Hunter
Metro Di
Jay W. Jensen
Boxing Fan
Jack McDermott
Reporter
Todd Rosen
Reporter
Kirby Sanders
Reporter 'Can We Quote You'
Tracy 'Chubby' Steele
Boxer Hitting Heavy Bag in 5th Street Gym