Don King: Only in America (1997)

 

 



Director:    John Herzfeld.

Starring:    Ving Rhames (Don King), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Lloyd Price), Jeremy Piven (Hank Schwartz), Darius McCrary (Muhammad Ali), Keith David (Herbert Muhammad), Gabriel Casseus (Jeremiah Shabazz), Loretta Devine (Connie Harper), Brent Jennings (Dick Sadler), Lahmard J. Tate (Carl King), Danny Johnson (Larry Holmes), Bernie Mac (Bundini Brown), Donzaleigh Abernathy (Henrietta King), Lou Rawls (Harold Logan), Teddy Atlas (Richie Giachetti), Jarrod Bunch (George Foreman).

Awards:       Ving Rhames got a Golden Globe for best actor (which he then onstage passed on to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon).

Based on the biography "Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King" by Jack Newfield.

A docudrama about the corrupt, but always entertaining, heavyweight boxing promoter Don King.  He was the top heavyweight promoter in the United States and abused this status to cheat his clients, many of whom, like Larry Holmes, was very bitter about what he regarded as the theft of his money by a huckster.

 

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