The Greatest (1977)

The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and sung by George Benson. The movie follows Ali's life from the 1960 Olympics to his regaining the heavyweight crown from George Foreman in their famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in 1974.

  • Monte Hellman
  • Tom Gries
  • Ring Lardner, Jr.
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Herbert Muhammad
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  • Release Date: 1977-05-17
  • Views: 250
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 102

John Marley

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco

Robert Duvall

Bill McDonald

Paul Winfield

Draft Lawyer

Roger E. Mosley

Sonny Liston

Annazette Chase

Belinda Ali

Ernest Borgnine

Angelo Dundee

David Huddleston


Dina Merrill

Velvet Green

Ben Johnson


Muhammad Ali


Lucille Benson

Mrs. Fairlie

Lloyd Haynes

Herbert Muhammad

Teddy Wilson

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