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3.2
35 Ratings

The Great White Hope

Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1970
Drama

Synopsis

Although the characters’ names were changed, The Great White Hope was a thinly veiled account of the trials and tribulations of boxer Jack Johnson, based on the play by Howard Sackler and directed by Martin Ritt.

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The Great White Hope Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1971 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Writers Guild of America

1971 | Nominee: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1971 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Male

1971 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama