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Category: Documentary
All Genres: Documentary, Sport
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: James Toback

  • The man. The legend. The truth.

  • Writing by: James Toback – writer

    Produced by: Carmelo Anthony – executive producer
    Damon Bingham – producer
    Warren Farnes – co-producer
    David Haines – executive producer
    Henry Jarecki – executive producer
    Nicholas Jarecki – executive producer
    Bill Newcomb – co-producer
    Salaam Remi – co-producer
    James Toback – producer
    Mike Tyson – producer
    Harlan Werner – producer

    Cast: Trevor Berbick – Himself (archive footage)
    William Cayton – Himself (archive footage)
    Cus D'Amato – Himself (archive footage)
    James 'Buster' Douglas – Himself (archive footage)
    Robin Givens – Herself (archive footage)
    Evander Holyfield – Himself (archive footage)
    Jim Jacobs – Himself (archive footage)
    Don King – Himself (archive footage)
    Monica Turner – Herself
    Mike Tyson – Himself
    Desiree Washington – Herself (archive footage)

    Music: Salaam Remi
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
    Plot: A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

    Movie Quotes: Mike Tyson: While I m in the dressing room five minutes before I come out, I m breaking my gloves down, I m pushing the leather to the back of my gloves, so my knuckle could pierce through. When I come out I have supreme confidence. I m scared to death. I m afraid. I m afraid of everything. I m afraid of losing. I m afraid of being humiliated. But I m confident. The closer I get to the ring the more confident I get. The closer, the more confident. The closer the more confident I get. All during training I ve been afraid of this man. I think this man might be capable of beating me. I ve dreamed of him beating me. For that I ve always stayed afraid of him. The closer I get to the ring the more confident I get. Once I m in the ring I m a god. No one could beat me. I walk around the ring but I never take my eyes off my opponent. Even if he s ready and pumping, and cant wait to get his hands on me. I keep my eyes on him. I keep my eyes on him. Then once I see a chink in his armor, boom, one of his eyes may move, and then I know I have him. Then once he comes to the center of the ring he looks at me with his piercing look as if he s not afraid. But he already made that mistake when he looked down for that one tenth of a second. I know I have him. He ll fight hard for the first two or three rounds, but I know I broke his spirit. During the fight I m supremely confident. I m making him miss and I m countering. I m hitting him to the body; I m punching him real hard. And I m punching him, and I m punching him, and I know he s gonna take my punches. He goes down, he s out. I m victorious. Mike Tyson, greatest fighter that ever lived.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    At the end of the credits, the music concludes with the sound of a cassette tape grinding to a stop, referencing Lopez's omnipresent recorder.

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