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When We Were Kings, 1996

When We Were Kings
Directed by: Leon Gast
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  89 min
MPAA Rating:  PG
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The mood of When We Were Kings is captivating, sincere, and clever. The plot centers around the life of an athlete, the human spirit, and contests and competitions. It is an independent, sports, and documentary movie. Stylistically, When We Were Kings is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is Africa. When We Were Kings happens in the 20th century. The musical score is soul. It is originally a true story. When We Were Kings is known for being a Sundance Festival winner, a masterpiece, and an Oscar winner.

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When We Were Kings (1996)

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Twenty-two years in the making, this documentary chronicles one of the most famous heavyweight championship... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: January 1996
Runtime: 89 min
Awards: Academy Awards

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Awarded Best Documentary Feature at the 1996 Academy Awards

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Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali As Himself
George Foreman George Foreman As Himself
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Tightly made and populated by a uniformly larger-than-life cast of characters , pic is a total delight for every second of its running time.
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On a deeper level -- and this is where When We Were Kings exceeds its expectations and becomes a great film -- Gast examines African American pride.
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