Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

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Looks at Muhammad Ali's historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land.
Edition: DVD.
Branch Call Number: 791.4365 MUHAMMAD
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

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bjohns
Aug 01, 2015

I mistakenly thought this was a documentary but I stuck it out, even with the stilted acting. The goings-on inside the Supreme Court were well portrayed and actually factual (very consistent with the Woodward book on the Court some years ago).

If this topic interests you, go for it.

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mawall
Jul 20, 2015

The best elements of this film are the repeated use of actual television news clips of Ali boxing, giving interviews, and performing.

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cainsriver
Jun 30, 2015

A glimpse into the workings and men on the U.S Supreme Court regarding Muhammad Ali's refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Military. Great acting, and the archival footage make this a movie not to miss...

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akirakato
Apr 22, 2015

This is a 2013 television drama directed by Stephen Frears.
It is about boxer Muhammad Ali's refusal to report for induction into the United States military during the Vietnam War, focusing on how the United States Supreme Court decided to rule in Ali's favor in the 1971 case of Clay v. United States.
The film focuses on the behind-the-scenes legal discussion of the Supreme Court's justices and law clerks, depicting Kevin Connolly, one of Justice John Marshall Harlan II's law clerks, as a central role in the court's decision to free Ali.
It is a susepenseful, engaging and profoundly thought-provoking docu-drama.

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