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512 Ratings

When We Were Kings

Directed by Leon Gast
United States, 1996
Sport, Documentary


A documentary covering the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and Muhammad Ali.

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When We Were Kings Directed by Leon Gast

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Special Jury Recognition

Independent Spirit Awards

1997 | Winner: Truer Than Fiction Award

Directors Guild of America

1997 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

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