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Ali is a 2001 American biographical sports drama film co-written, produced and directed by Michael Mann. The film focuses on ten years in the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, from 1964 to 1974, featuring his capture of the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam, criticism of the Vietnam War, and banishment from boxing, his return to fight Joe Frazier in 1971, and, finally, his reclaiming the title from George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle fight of 1974. It also touches on the great social and political upheaval in the United States following the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
The project began in 1992 when producer Paul Ardaji optioned the movie rights to Muhammad Ali’s life story. In 1992, Ardaji had visited Ali on his 50th birthday and persuaded him to allow a film to be made about his life. Nearing the end of his option period, Ardaji signed a contract with Sony Pictures, joining forces with producer Jon Peters as producing partner. In February 2000, it was announced that Mann had taken over as a director, following his Academy Award nomination for The Insider. Filming began in Los Angeles on January 11, 2001 on a $105 million budget, shooting took place in New York City, Chicago, Miami and Mozambique.
The film was well received by critics, but was a box-office bomb. Will Smith and Jon Voight received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.
The film begins with Cassius Clay Jr. before his championship debut against then-heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. Clay taunts Liston, then dominates the early rounds of the match. Halfway through, he complains of a burning feeling in his eyes (implying that Liston has tried to cheat) and says he is unable to continue. However, his trainer/manager Angelo Dundee gets him to keep fighting. Once Clay is able to see again, he dominates the fight and Liston quits before round seven, making Clay the second-youngest heavyweight champion at the time after Floyd Patterson.
Clay spends time with Malcolm X and is invited to the home of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, where he is given the name Muhammad Ali. His father, Cassius Clay Sr., disapproves. Ali marries Sonji Roi, an ex-Playboy Bunny, although she is not Muslim and does not abide sex segregation. Ali goes to Africa and meets up with Malcolm X, but later refuses to speak to him, honoring the wishes of Elijah Muhammad. He is extremely distraught when X is later assassinated.
Upon returning to America, Ali fights Sonny Liston a second time and knocks him out in the first round. He and Sonji divorce after she objects to various obligations Muslim women have.
Ali refuses conscription for the Vietnam War and is stripped of his boxing license, passport and title, and sentenced to five years in prison. Ali marries 17-year-old Belinda Boyd. After a three-year hiatus, his conviction is overturned and in his comeback fight, he goes against Jerry Quarry and wins by technical knockout in three rounds.
Ali attempts to regain the heavyweight championship against Joe Frazier. In the Fight of the Century , Frazier generally has the upper hand against Ali and wins by decision, the first loss of Ali s career. Frazier later loses the championship to George Foreman.
Foreman and Ali go to Kinshasa, Zaire, for the Rumble in the Jungle fight. There, Ali meets Veronica Porché and has an affair with her. After reading rumors of his infidelity in newspapers, his wife Belinda travels to Zaire to confront him. Ali says he is unsure whether he loves Veronica, but is focused solely on his upcoming title shot.
For a good portion of the fight against Foreman, Ali leans back against the ropes, allowing Foreman to tire himself out. He then knocks out the exhausted Foreman, regaining the Heavyweight Championship.
- Will Smith as Cassius Clay Jr. / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
- Jamie Foxx as Drew Bundini Brown – Ali s assistant trainer
- Jon Voight as Howard Cosell – A journalist
- Mario Van Peebles as Malcolm X – Ali s friend, and a civil rights leader
- Ron Silver as Angelo Dundee – Ali s trainer
- Jeffrey Wright as Howard Bingham – Ali s photographer
- Michael Bentt as Sonny Liston – The boxing champion at the beginning of the movie
- Robert Sale as Jerry Quarry – One of Ali s opponents
- James Toney as Joe Frazier – One of Ali s opponents
- Charles Shufford as George Foreman – One of Ali s opponents
- Mykelti Williamson as Don King – A promoter who arranged Ali s fight against Foreman
- Jada Pinkett Smith as Sonji Roi – An ex-Playboy bunny
- Nona Gaye as Belinda Boyd / Khalilah Ali – A woman who interviewed Ali as a child
- Michael Michele as Veronica Porché – A woman who worked with Don King
- Joe Morton as Chauncey Eskridge – Ali s lawyer
- Paul Rodriguez as Dr. Ferdie Pacheco – Ali s doctor
- Bruce McGill as Bradley – A government agent
- Barry Shabaka Henley as Herbert Muhammad – Ali s manager, and the son of Elijah Muhammad
- Albert Hall as Elijah Muhammad – Leader of the Nation of Islam
- Giancarlo Esposito as Cassius Clay Sr. – Ali s father
- David Haines as Rudy Clay / Rahman Ali – Ali s brother
- Laurence Mason as Luis Sarria
- LeVar Burton as Martin Luther King Jr. – A civil rights leader
- David Cubitt as Robert Lipsyte – A journalist
- Leon Robinson as Brother Joe
- Ted Levine as Joe Smiley – A government agent
- Malick Bowens as Joseph Mobutu – The President of Zaire
- Victoria Dillard as Betty Shabazz – Malcolm X s wife
- David Elliott as Sam Cooke – A musician
- Brad Greenquist as Marlin Thomas
The project began in 1992 when producer Paul Ardaji optioned the movie rights to Muhammad Ali s life story. In 1992, Ardaji had visited Ali on his 50th birthday and persuaded him to allow a film to be made about his life. Nearing the end of his option period, Ardaji signed a contract with Sony Pictures, joining forces with producer Jon Peters as producing partner. Producer Jon Peters started developing the film in 1994. Gregory Allen Howard wrote the initial draft of the script, which had the working title Power and Grace. Howard s draft focused on Ali s life from 12 to 40 years old, and his relationship with his father. Howard was replaced by writers Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson, and by 1998 the biopic was set up at Columbia Pictures, with Will Smith attached to star and the possibility of Ron Howard directing. During the filming of Wild Wild West, Smith presented director Barry Sonnenfeld with the script. Columbia was hoping for filming to start towards the end of 1998, but it was pushed back, and Sonnenfeld exited in November 1999. It was speculated the Columbia was hesitant to move forward with Sonnenfeld following the disappointing box office performance of Wild Wild West. In February 2000, it was announced that Michael Mann had taken over as director, following his Academy Award nomination for The Insider. With this commitment to Ali, Mann turned down the opportunity to direct early versions of The Aviator, Shooter and Savages, and brought Eric Roth to co-write the script. After years of being attached to the Ali biopic, Smith officially signed on in May 2000 with a $20 million salary.
Filming began in Los Angeles on January 11, 2001 on a $105 million budget. Shooting also took place in New York City, Chicago, Miami and Mozambique.
Smith spent about one year learning about Ali s life. These included boxing training (up to seven hours a day), Islamic studies with Wiljah Akbar and dialect training. Smith has said that his portrayal of Ali is his proudest work to date.
One of the selling points of the film is the realism of the fight scenes. Smith worked alongside boxing promoter Guy Sharpe from SharpeShooter Entertainment, and his lead fighter Ross Kent, to get the majority of his boxing tips for the film. All of the boxers in the film are former or current world heavyweight championship caliber boxers. It was quickly decided that Hollywood fighting —passing the fist (or foot) between the camera and the face to create the illusion of a hit—would not be used in favor of actual boxing. The only limitation placed upon the fighters was for Charles Shufford (who plays George Foreman). He was permitted to hit Smith as hard as he could, so long as he did not actually knock the actor out.
Smith had to gain weight to look the part of Muhammad Ali.
Ali opened on December 25 (Christmas Day), 2001 and grossed a total of $14.7 million in 2,446 theaters during its opening weekend. The film went on to gross a total of $87.7 million worldwide.
Due to its high production and marketing costs, the film ended up losing Columbia Pictures as much as $100 million. The film’s failure was partly due to its competition with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 68% based on 156 reviews, with an average rating of 6.30/10. The site s critics consensus: Though perhaps no film could fully do justice to the fascinating life and personality of Muhammad Ali, Mann s direction and Smith s performance combine to pack a solid punch. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of B+ on an A+ to F scale.
Roger Ebert derided the film with two stars in his review for the Chicago Sun-Times, and mentioned, it lacks much of the flash, fire and humor of Muhammad Ali and is shot more in the tone of a eulogy than a celebration . In Variety magazine, Todd McCarthy wrote, The director s visual and aural dapplings are strikingly effective at their best, but over the long haul don t represent a satisfactory alternative to in-depth dramatic scenes; one longs, for example, for even one sequence in which Ali and Dundee discuss boxing strategy or assess an opponent , but he did have praise for the performances: The cast is outstanding, from Smith, who carries the picture with consummate skill, and Voight, who is unrecognizable under all the makeup but nails Cosell s distinctive vocal cadences . USA Today gave the film two and half stars out of four and stated that, for many Ali fans, the movie may be good enough, but some perspective is in order. The documentaries a.k.a. Cassius Clay and the Oscar-winning When We Were Kings cover a lot of the same ground and are consistently more engaging .
In The New York Times, Elvis Mitchell proclaimed Ali to be a breakthrough film for Mann, adding that it was his first movie with feeling and that his overwhelming love of its subject will turn audiences into exuberant, thrilled fight crowds . J. Hoberman, in his review for the Village Voice, felt that the first half percolates wonderfully—and the first half hour is even better than that. Mann opens with a thrilling montage that, spinning in and out of a nightclub performance by Sam Cooke, contextualizes the hero in his times , and concluded that, Ali s astonishing personality is skillfully evoked but, in the end, remains a mystery .
When Ali died on June 3, 2016, Smith was chosen to be one of Ali s pallbearers for the memorial service in Louisville.
Awards and honors
|74th Academy Awards||Best Actor||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jon Voight||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards of 2001||Best Supporting Actor||Jamie Foxx||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Nona Gaye||Won|
|Best Original Soundtrack||Won|
|Best Actor||Will Smith||Won|
|Best Song From a Film||R. Kelly – The World s Greatest||Won|
|Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original||Gregory Allen Howard||Won|
|Best Film Poster||Won|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2001||Best Actor||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jon Voight||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2001||Best Supporting Actor||Jon Voight||Won|
|ESPY Awards||Best Sports Movie ESPY Award||Won|
|59th Golden Globe Awards||Best Original Score||Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke||Nominated|
|Best Actor, Drama||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jon Voight||Nominated|
|Golden Reel Awards||Best Sound Editing – Music||Kenneth Karman, Lisa Jaime, Vicki Hiatt,
Stephanie Lowry, Christine H. Luethje
|Golden Trailer Awards||Best Drama||Won|
|2002 MTV Movie Awards||Best Male Performance||Will Smith||Won|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Motion Picture||Won|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor||Jamie Foxx||Won|
|Mario Van Peebles||Nominated|
|Outstanding Actor||Will Smith||Won|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress||Jada Pinkett Smith||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Editing||William Goldenberg, Lynzee Klingman,
Stephen E. Rivkin, Stuart Waks
|PRISM Awards||Theatrical Feature Film||Won|
The film was released theatrically in 2001 at a length of 157 minutes. This version was released on DVD on April 30, 2002. Mann then re-edited the film, creating a new cut that ran 165 minutes and was released on DVD on June 1, 2004 as The Director s Cut. Approximately 4 minutes of theatrical footage was removed, while 14 minutes of previously unseen footage was placed back in by Mann. The Director s Cut also featured an audio commentary by Mann. The theatrical cut of the film was released on Blu-ray in France in 2009 and in Germany in 2012. In 2016 Mann created a third cut, significantly re-editing the film in the aftermath of Ali s death. He deleted one fight and added scenes and footage focusing on the political side of Ali s life. This version runs 152 minutes and was released on January 17, 2017 on Blu-Ray in the US as the Commemorative Edition.
|Plot||A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.|
|Awards||Nominated for 2 Oscars, 10 wins & 27 nominations total|
|Writers||Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson|
|Stars||Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight|
|Produced by||Paul Ardaji,Howard L. Bingham,Lee Caplin,Gusmano Cesaretti,A. Kitman Ho,Graham King,James Lassiter,Michael Mann,Jon Peters,João Ribeiro,John D. Schofield,Kathleen M. Shea,Michael Waxman|
|Music by||Pieter Bourke,Lisa Gerrard|
|Cinematography by||Emmanuel Lubezki|
|Film Editing by||William Goldenberg,Lynzee Klingman,Stephen E. Rivkin,Stuart Waks|
|Casting By||Victoria Thomas|
|Production Design by||John Myhre|
|Art Direction by||Jonathan Lee,Bill Rea,Tomas Voth|
|Set Decoration by||Jim Erickson|
|Costume Design by||Marlene Stewart|
|Makeup Department||Pierce Austin,Carol Brown,Mary Dugan Buono,Louiza Calore,Greg Cannom,Mary Cooke,Claudia Cruz,Shirley Dolle,C. Romania Ford,Mark Garbarino,Keith Hall,Glen Hanz,Andrea Jackson,Connie Kallos,Erma Kent,John Kim,Mary Kim,Nick Marra,Robert C. Mathews III,Cat Ania McCoy-Howze,Lydia Milars,Vera Mitchell,Judy Murdock,Christopher Allen Nelson,Mark Nieman,Suzi Ostos,Nadyne Peoples,Michael Peterson,Margaret Prentice,Beverly Jo Pryor,Joseph Regina,Brian Sipe,Roddy Stayton,Simone Stubbs,Froylan Tercero,Alicia M. Tripi,Laine Trzinski,Todd Tucker,Keith VanderLaan,Kenneth Walker,Wesley Wofford,Qodi Armstrong,Michael F. Blake,Anita Brabec,Jay Cannistraci,Donna Cicatelli-Lewis,Kim Collea,Sean Kenney,Timothy A. Miguel,James Parr,Michael Peterson,Justin Raleigh,Marsha Shearrill,Brian Sipe|
|Production Management||Kevin de la Noy,Thomas Hayslip,Billy Higgins,Genevieve Hofmeyr,Angela Phillips,Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt,Cristen Carr Strubbe,Michael Tinger,Chris Wheeldon,Yvonne Yaconelli,Robert Latham Brown|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Angus Buchan,Geoff Dibben,Anthony Hemingway,Julie Herrin,Jason Hilgart,Takahide Kawakami,Genevieve Le Cordeur,Neil Lewis,Camille Mbongo,Stephanie Moore,Antonio Pereira,Luis Sarmento,Jody Spilkoman,Daniel R. Suhart,Susan E. Walter,Michael Waxman,Wayne Witherspoon,Cy Roscoe Strickland|
|Art Department||Herbert Adler,Gunnar Ahmer,Marcos Alvarez,Greg Aronowitz,Mark Auret,Christopher Bass,Jennifer Blatt,Ben Bocell,Lewis Bowen,George Brain,Garf Brown,Richard Brunton,Timothy Burgard,Karen E. Burnett,Brian Cho,Lynn Christopher,Temple Clark,Randall S. Coe,Chuck Coffman,Ray Conchado,Max Daly,Guido DeCurtis,Oscar Delgadillo,Michael Diersing,Amina Allean Dieye,Stephen P. Durante,Mariano Díaz,Nicklas Farrantello,Michael J. Flynn,Richard Fojo,António Forjaz,Brendan Gibb,Veloz Gomez,Darryl Hammer,Scott E. Handt,Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson,Michael Hyman,Joni Indursky,Reggie Jackson II,Michael Anthony Jackson,Reggie Jackson,Vinson Jae,Jane B. Johnson,Karina Kaidbey,James V. Kent,David W. Krummel,Robert Loring Jr.,Eric Luling,Eduardo Lytton,Frank McEldowney,Karin L. McGaughey,Sergio Medina,Ron Mendell,Arturo Mendez,Julian Mercado,Paulo Mondlane,Aimee O Shea,Tina Oswald,Steve Park,Nya Patrinos,John Patteson,Geri Lynn Peterson,Clive Pollick,Ebow Prah,Bryan A. Rapey,Jeremy Alan Read,Shane Reed,Brent Regan,Steve Rice,Gordon Russell,Rando Schmook,Tricia Schneider,Nathan Schroeder,Fred Schwendel,David Scott,Nicholas Scott,Roger Sherman,Audrey Soodoo-Raphael,Keith Stalker,Glenn Stevens,Charles Stewart,Glenn Strauss,Nadia Sultanegy,Rpin Suwannath,Michael Thurman,Sloane U Ren,Liz van den Berg,Vosloo Van Der Merwe,Karen Virgin,Greg Waddle,Delarey Wagener,Gary E. Wamhoff,Cary Whittaker,Helen Wilson,Christine Youngstrom,Craig Zumbroegel,Robert Gau,Brian Paul Kelly,Mickey Pugh|
|Sound Department||Mike Anderson,Anna Behlmer,Ed Callahan,Derek Casari,Samuel C. Crutcher,Yann Delpuech,Christopher Emerson,Cornelia Mariana Gavrilescu,Michael Haight,Shaughnessy Hare,Craig Heath,Craig Henighan,Andy King,Darren King,Gregory King,Goro Koyama,Sean Landeros,James P. Lay,David Lucarelli,Andy Malcolm,Andy Nelson,Rob Nokes,Lee Orloff,Thomas A. Payne,Robert Renga,Brian Risner,Karen Spangenberg,Denis St. Amand,Meg Taylor,Scott A. Tinsley,Paul Virostek,Don White,Rebecca Wright,Dan Yale,Mark Yardas,Jerry Yuen,Dale Bartlett,Roberto Cappannelli,Garry Fiferman,John Soukup|
|Special Effects by||Christina Carothers,Steve King,Harvey Lowry,David K. Nami,Art Pimentel,Alan Poole,Max Poolman,Corey Pritchett,Peter Skehan,Richard Starke,David H. Watkins,Christopher West|
|Visual Effects by||Matthew Adams,Jonathan Alvord,Jeffrey Edward Baksinski,Lynn Basas,Patrick Bonneau,Wally Chin,Harmon Cusack,Joe Dubs,Kevin Elam,Kurt Hall,Michael Hofacre,Dennis Hoffman,Arkay Hur,Kent Johnson,Bridgitte Krupke,Nathan Lafionatis,Krystine Lankenau,Vincent Lavares,Don Lee,Andrew MacDonald,Michael J. McAlister,Valerie McMahon,Sal Migliore,Kama Moiha,Oliver Moore,Bill Murphy,Karen M. Murphy,Serena Rainbow Naramore,Leslie Oliver,Chad Owen,James Peterson,Corinne Pooler,Dante Quintana,Jon Quon,Liz Radley,Kino Scialabba,Jerry Sells,Anthony Serenil,Robert Stadd,Deborah Wiltman,Steve Wright,Travis Baumann,Robert Coquia Jr.,Lindsay Hallett,Fred Jimenez,Kevin LaNeave,John Nelson,Alex G. Ortoll,Mark Robben,Antonio Torres|
|Stunts||Roy T. Anderson,Joel Kramer,Richard Lexsee,Kevyn Morrow,Larry C. Tankson,Vincent Cook,Randolph LeRoi|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Thomas M. Allen,Eric Anderson,Carlos Baker,Alan Barnes,Gilles Boisacq,Gerard Botha,Erik L. Brown,Glenn Brown,John Buckley,David A. Canning,Brian Carmichael,Benjamin Centoducati,Robert Cheung,Meike Chinnery,Ian Cohen,Keith Collea,Frank Connor,Jeffrey A. Cook,Kevin Cook,Dawn Copeland,Lars Cox,Steve Craft,Steve Crestol,Gary Dahlquist,Jose Danner,Joshua Davis,John Fine,Robert Fischer,Ronald Gabriel,Alan Gitlin,John Grillo,Alexander Haessner,Jaime Heintz,Trevor Horn,Gary Jay,Jimi Johnson,Ross Jones,Jamie Klein,Dana Kroeger,Julie Doc Lindstrom,Abraham Martinez,Jim McConkey,John McKay,David L. Merrill,Guy Micheletti,Chris Mulsoff,Jack Nealy,Earl Perque,Morten Petersen,Matthew A. Petrosky,David Presley,Caulo Rajabo,Richard Ralston,Niles Roth,Emmanuel Chonco Sithole,Robert Snyder,Pattie Stone,Scott Stuart,Brent Studler,Gareth Viner,Troy N. Wade,Doug Weinmann,David Williamson,William D. Wynn,R. Michael Yope,Giovanni Zelko,Harry Zimmerman,Kevin Boyd,Tom Fendley,Michael Mann|
|Casting Department||Nicole Abellera,Petrie Alexandra,Kim Coleman,Shirley Fulton Crumley,Vicki Jo Hertz,Sandy Holt,Ellen Jacoby,Jennifer Layton,Alison E. McBryde,Joan Philo,Paul Richter,Christa Schamberger,Claire Simon,Franklyn Warren,Thorsten Wedekind,Summer Wesson,Rachel Winn,Jillian Jester,Ka-Mook Nichols,Theresa Phillips,Grant Wilfley|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Robert Bolger,Artemio Carpio,John Casey,Diana Cilliers,Holly Davis,Karan Doherty,Jeanne DuPont,Dihantus Engelbrecht,Georgia Fletcher,Patrick Guzzo,Lori Harris,Emelle Holmes,Heather Holmes,Lisa Hyde,Jessica Jorde,Jo Katsaras,Catherine Kukard,Jessie Mann,Carolyn Marston,Robert Mata,Sukari McGill,Elizabeth Meredith,Sybil Mosely,Karen Hare Neilsson,Holland Millsap Noel,Gina Marie Ome,Christine Orth,Ellen Ryba,Carolyn Schnitzer,Dalhia Schuette,Leslie Sungail,Catherine Wall,Tracey White,Julia Gombert,George Sartiano,Thao T. Vu|
|Editorial Department||Gordon Antell,Lori Ball,Kenny Becker,Rayford Berrymon,Gary Burritt,Bryan H. Carroll,Timothy Colletti,Rolando Diaz,Alex Hepburn,Michael Hofacre,Kristopher Kasper,Adam Kimmerlin,Robert Komatsu,Gene A. Lewis Jr.,Edward Malone,Jim Passon,Brett M. Reed,Mike Sowa,Kristina Trirogoff,Marianne Urioste,Stuart Waks,Ben Williams,Daniel Yang,Valance Eisleben,Kim Roseborough|
|Location Management||Lori A. Balton,Maria K. Chavez,Demetra Diamantopoulos,Allison Dillard,Dale Edwards,Amanda Farinos,Carrie Goodman,Damon Michael Gordon,Julie Hannum,Todd Havern,Eryka Seimona Henderson,Kenneth Hunter,Nancy Lazarus,Mark Mamalakis,Edward Mazurek,Deborah J. Page,David Anthony Pizzuto,Janice Polley,Jennifer Quesenbery,Jean Roux,Maria C. Roxas,Chanel Salzer,Robin F. Samson,Richard Sharkey,Jasan Sherman,Emre Sonmez,Bradley Sweetman,Beatle van Graan,John David Wolfe|
|Music Department||Tim Boot,Bill Brown,Debbi Datz-Pyle,Steve Durkee,Vicki Hiatt,The Hollywood Studio Symphony,The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra,Julie Glaze Houlihan,Lisa Jaime,Kenneth Karman,Stephanie Lowry,Christine H. Luethje,Sonnet H. Retman,John Rodd,James T. Sale,Dennis S. Sands,Steven Scott Smalley,Martin Tillman,Dan Wallin,Michael Farrow,Joseph Magee,Jeffrey Kelly Miller|
|Transportation Department||Michael W. Broomer,Dave Calaway,K.C. Colebrooke,Lonnie Craig,Samuel Danielsen,David Glasscoe,Barry E. Golob,Brian Hathaway,John Lux Jr.,Chad Moore,Robert Nagle,Frank Oliva,Andrew Orlando,Mick Snell,Ryan Thor,John Yarbrough,Steve Bonner,Michael R. Cairo,George Grenier,Doug Stewart|
|Additional Crew||Charles E. Alston,Laurie Arnow-Epstein,David M. Atkinson,Jana Babatunde-Bey,Scottie Bairstow,Mitchell Bell,Marcy J. Berlow,Damon Bingham,Anita Boudreaux,Jordan Byrne,Lydia Cedrone,Victoria Cervantes,Sari Checkartze,Thomas S. Ciciura,Joni Cuquet,Paul Damm,Robert Dawson,Pieter De Weerdt,Daniel Dias,Maritza Diaz,Donald Dowd,Angelo Dundee,Robb Earnest,Josh Eggebeen,Susan Ehrhart,Morgan Fallon,Kathryn Fisher,Anne C. Ford,Darrell Foster,Ran Francke,James Gadd,Kenny Gallagher,Josue Garcia,Lyall Gardiner,Paul Giorgi,Veloz Gomez,Matthew Gordon,Gary J. Gross,Loretta Gruber,Chris Gutierrez,Steven Hacker,Scott Hanson,Rob Harris,Shireen Hattingh,David Hickey,James Hinton,Marc Hofstatter,Susan Hollander,Sean Ilnseher,Fiamma Izzo d Amico,Reggie Jackson,Zac Jackson,Anne Johns,Arik Johnson,Tish Johnson,Timothy S. Kane,Tiaunte Kelly,Tilu Khalayi,Eduard Klarenbeek,Mark Leslie Woods,Todd Lubin,Johnny Mack,Justin G. Maguire,Rhys Maitland-Jones,Karl McMillan,Tim Monich,Elizabeth Morin,Danilo Mussa,Jason Neudecker,Elizabeth J. Nevin,Michael Olajide Jr.,Dale Ottley,Carrie Oviatt,Snehal Patel,Paul Pawlowski,Angela Phillips,Sunni-Ali Powell,Fabrizio Pucci,James Puffer,Stan Purdy,Stefan Rand,Paul Rathburn,Deborah Ricketts,Fatima Robinson,Simona Romeo,Alida Rubens,Jill Rudison,Thérèsa Ryan,Bilaal Salaam,Munir A. Shaikh,Darryl A. Smith,Pete Smith,James Takata,Aillene Taylor,Andre Tréjo,Marshall Tyler,Anna Walton,Sandra J. White,Chris Winn,Denise Woods,Ray Zimmerman,Joanne Goldstone,Rafael Jenes,Russ Kavanaugh,Lyndon Lehde,Damian Martin,Ron Ridenour,Robyn Von Arx,Brian Walters,Rob Williams|
|Thanks||Lonnie Ali,Muhammad Ali,Nelson Mandela|
|Genres||Biography, Drama, Sport|
|Companies||Columbia Pictures, Forward Pass, Initial Entertainment Group (IEG)|
|Languages||English, French, Swahili|