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Champs DVD

Format: DVD
Runtime: 91
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Street Date: 05/12/15

Synopsis

In this “fascinating” (Time Out New York) documentary, filmmaker Bert Marcusexplores the battle for the American Dream through the lives and careers of legendary boxers Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins. In their own words, these champions reveal their journeys from poverty and violence, through fame and fortune, to self-destruction and self-discovery. Featuring clips from classic bouts and observations from journalists, educators, and boxing fans that include Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, Spike Lee and Mary J. Blige, discover the sometimes disturbing truths behind the controversial sport where the fight for glory is challenged only by the fight to survive. “COMPELLING...YOU'RE NOT LIKELY TO FIND A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SPORT TAKEN FROM THIS UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE...” - Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist “VERY POLISHED DOC HAS MORE ON ITS MIND THAN ACTION IN THE RING...” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter “IT REALLY PACKS A PUNCH.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

 

Details

Genres: Documentary
Director(s): Bert Marcus
Cast: Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Mark Wahlberg, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson , Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Mary J Blige, Mickey Ward