When We Were Kings Trailer

When We Were Kings Trailer (1996)

"The untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle." 25 October 1996 Factual 89 mins

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.

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Cast

Muhammad Ali

as Himself

George Foreman

as Himself

Don King

as Himself

James Brown

as Himself

B.B. King

as Himself

Spike Lee

as Himself

Norman Mailer

as Himself

Thomas Hauser

as Himself

Malick Bowens

as Himself

Lloyd Price

as Herself

The Spinners

as Themselves

Miriam Makeba

as Herself

Odessa Clay

as Herself

Crew

Leon Gast

Director

Leon Gast

Leon Gast Producer

David Sonenberg

David Sonenberg Executive Producer

Maryse Alberti

Maryse Alberti Director of Photography

Paul Goldsmith

Paul Goldsmith Director of Photography

Kevin Keating

Kevin Keating Director of Photography

Albert Maysles

Albert Maysles Director of Photography

Roderick Young

Roderick Young Director of Photography

Vikram Jayanti

Vikram Jayanti Co-Producer

Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson Co-Producer

International Titles

Quando eravamo Re Trailer

International Releases Dates

United States 25 October 1996

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