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28 Ratings

The Great White Hype

Directed by Reginald Hudlin
United States, 1996
Sport, Comedy


The sleazy, “fixed” world of professional boxing is the target of this on-the-mark satire about a powerful black boxing promoter who’s searching for the ultimate drawing card (and box office payout) — a championship fight with a white contender.

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The Great White Hype Directed by Reginald Hudlin

Critics reviews

Considered a bit too on-the-nose in the mid-’90s—as well as maybe not quite outrageous enough, given how crazy Mike Tyson was behaving around the same time—the film looks now like a prescient satire about the impending commercial and ethical decline of heavyweight prize fighting.
July 15, 2015
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