The Great White Hype

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The Great White Hype

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The Great White Hype

Release Date: May 03, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «If you can't find the perfect contender....make one.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox, Atman Entertainment, Fred Berner Films
Director    :   Reginald Hudlin
Producers    :   Joshua Donen, Fred Berner, Eileen Mack Knight
Writers    :   Ron Shelton, Tony Hendra
RunTime    :   91 mins.

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape.

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