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The Great White Hope

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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Director: Martin Ritt

Jack Jefferson is the boxing heavyweight champion of early 1910s America. But as a black man, he's not only fighting other boxers, but discrimination and prejudice as well. The boxing fans and press resent the idea of a black champion and are actively searching for a ``great white hope'' that can defeat him. But it's Jefferson's activities outside the ring, primarily involving the white Eleanor Bachman, that may prove to be his downfall.

Cast :

  • James Earl Jones
  • Jack Jefferson
  • Jane Alexander
  • Eleanor Backman
  • Lou Gilbert
  • Goldie
  • Joel Fluellen
  • Tick
  • Chester Morris
  • Pop Weaver
  • Robert Webber
  • Dixon
  • Marlene Warfield
  • Clara
  • R. G. Armstrong
  • Cap'n Dan
  • Hal Holbrook
  • Al Cameron
  • Beah Richards
  • Mama Tiny
  • Moses Gunn
  • Scipio
  • Lloyd Gough
  • Smith
  • George Ebeling
  • Fred
  • Larry Pennell
  • Frank Brady
  • Roy E. Glenn Sr.
  • Pastor
  • Bill Walker
  • Deacon
  • Marcel Dalio
  • French promoter
  • Rodolfo Acosta
  • El Jefe
  • Virginia Capers
  • Sister Pearl
  • Rockne Tarkington
  • Rudy
  • Oscar Beregi
  • Ragosy
  • Manuel Padilla Jr.
  • Paco
  • Karl Otto Alberty
  • Hans
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Carnival Barker
Producers :
Lawrence Turman
Writers :

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