When We Were Kings

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Muhammad Ali’s legendary heavyweight encounter with George Foreman is the centrepiece of Leon Gast’s celebrated, Oscar-winning sports film.

Generally regarded as the greatest sporting event of the 20th century, the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ boxing match between world champion Foreman and Ali took place in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on 30 October 1974. The circus behind it was eventful enough, but the climactic bout was a knockout. It was regarded as a shoo-in for the title defender. But everyone underestimated Ali, as Gast’s film thrillingly recounts.

‘Without this film, there would be no Amy. There would be no Senna. There would be no Diego Maradona.’ – AK

Print courtesy of The Cinema Museum, London


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When We Were Kings
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