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With Muhammad Ali cast as himself, The Greatest covers Ali's life from his "Cassius Clay" days to the celebrated Ali/George Foreman bout. Along the way, the film focuses on Ali's conversion to Islam and his potentially career-breaking decision not to serve in the Army. Ernest Borgnine palys Ali's first trainer Angelo Dundee, while Roger E. Mosley shows up as Sonny Liston. The Greatest was the final directorial effort from the late Tom Gries. The same subject would later be covered in Michael Mann's Ali, starring Will Smith as the champ. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Muhammad Ali
as Muhammad Ali
Ernest Borgnine
as Angelo Dundee
John Marley
as Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Robert Duvall
as Bill McDonald
David Huddleston
as Cruikshank
Ben Johnson
as Hollis
James Earl Jones
as Malcolm X
Dina Merrill
as Velvet Green
Roger E. Mosley
as Sonny Liston
Paul Winfield
as Lawyer
Annazette Chase
as Belinda Ali
Phillip MacAllister
as Young Cassius Clay., Jr.
Dorothy Meyer
as Odessa Clay
Lucille Benson
as Mrs. Fairlie
Theodore Wilson
as Gardener
Skip Homeier
as Major
Sally Gries
as Sponsor's Wife
Nai Bonet
as Suzie Gomez
Drew Bundi Brown
David Clennon
as Captain
Toni Crabtree
as Hooker
Don Dunphy
as Commentator
James Gammon
as "Mr. Harry"
Ray Holland
as Reporter
Paul Mantee
as Carrara
Elizabeth Marshall
as Sponsor's Wife
Pat Patterson
Stack Pierce
as Johnson
Malachi Throne
as Payton Jory
Richard Venture
as Colonel
Ernie Wheelwright
as Bossman Jones
Richard Venture
as Colonel
Stack Pierce
as Johnson
Toni Crabtree
as Hooker
Malachi Throne
as Payton Jory
Nai Bonet
as Suzie Gomez
Paul Mantee
as Carrara
Ray Holland
as Reporter
James Gammon
as "Mr. Harry"
Elizabeth Marshall
as Sponsor's Wife
Don Dunphy
as Commentator
David Clennon
as Captain

Crew

Tom Gries
Director
Monte Hellman
Director
Herbert Muhammad
Book Author
Muhammad Ali
Book Author
Richard Durham
Book Author
Ring Lardner, Jr.
Screenwriter
Harry Stradling, Jr.
Cinematographer
Linda Creed
Songwriter
Michael Masser
Composer (Music Score)
Gerry Goffin
Songwriter
Byron Brandt
Editor
Solomon Brewer
Set Designer
Eric Seelig
Costume Designer
Bill Randall
Sound/Sound Designer
Candy Flanagin
Special Effects
Tom Shaw
First Assistant Director
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
Tom Tuttle
Makeup
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