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The Great White Hype

category: Moviesdirector:Reginald Hudlinruntime:91 minyear: 1996
genres: Comedy Sport
When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape.
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"The Great White Hype (1996)" Theatrical Trailer

"The Great White Hype (1996)" Theatrical Trailer
Original theatrical trailer for the 1996 film "The Great White Hype." Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Berg, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Lovitz, Cheech ...

The Great White Hype Trailer

The Great White Hype Trailer
Comedia. Deporte (Boxeo) / "Reverendo" Fred Sultan, un inquieto promotor de boxeo, decide enfrentar en un combate a un púgil amateur blanco contra su ...

The Great White Hype Trailer 1996

The Great White Hype Trailer 1996
The Great White Hype Trailer 1996 Director: Fred Berner Starring: Corbin Bernsen, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Berg, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx ...

The Great White Hype [Movie Trailer 1996]

The Great White Hype [Movie Trailer 1996]
The Great White Hype [Movie Trailer 1996]

Opening To The Great White Hype 1996/1998 VHS

Opening To The Great White Hype 1996/1998 VHS
Here Is The Opening To The Great White Hype 1996/1998 VHS And Here Are The Order: 1.20th Century FOX Home Entertainment Logo 2.Theatrical Preview ...

The Great White Hype reviews

I have to admit that when I rented this movie, I was expecting a dumb comedy that would fail to show the reality of boxing. However, this film is a very funny film that also has a rather keen insight into the current state of boxing. Samuel L. Jackson plays a "Don King" type guy that is stuck with the problem of having a champ that might be too good. No one wants to pay to see the guy, because there are no quality fighters out there to challenge him. So, Jackson goes about creating a contender for the champ. What is the one thing you need to get people in the arena to watch? Well, a white challenger of course, experience not necessary. Surely many white Americans will pay to see one of their own knock down the overly cocky, black champ. Berg plays the "Great White Hope." The beauty of this film is the comedic way that it shows the real life corruption in boxing today. Fights are fixed, promotions are staged and very rarely do you have the best fighting the best. Moreover, we as viewers fall into the same trap that boxing fans do. Here you have an unqualified contender, that has no prayer of beating the champ. However, as we see the hype done by these snake oil salesmen, we start to believe that Berg's character actually has a chance to win. If you are a boxing fan, you will love this film, because it is real. Even if you are not a boxing fan, you will enjoy it. Very funny film and great acting performances. Believe the hype!

The Great White Hype quotes

James Roper: Hey, we ain't duckin' you man. You're just so black we can't find you!
James Roper: I'm about to donate some money to the remove my foot from your ass foundation!
James Roper: I'll beat him with my blackness.
James Roper: [standing at podium] You want this?
Rev. Fred Sultan: Who was the last person to beat the champ?

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