Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

Category: Drama
In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2001-12-11
Run time: 157 minute / 2:37
Budget: $107,000,000
Revenue: $87,713,825
Director: Michael Mann
Writers: Eric Roth, Michael Mann, Christopher Wilkinson, Stephen J. Rivele.
Production Company : Columbia Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Will Smith
as Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay
Jamie Foxx
as Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Jon Voight
as Howard Cosell
Mario Van Peebles
as Malcolm X
Ron Silver
as Angelo Dundee
Jeffrey Wright
as Howard Bingham
Mykelti Williamson
as Don King
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Sonji Roi
Nona Gaye
as Belinda Ali
Michael Michele
as Veronica Porche
Joe Morton
as Chauncey Eskridge
Paul RodrĂ­guez
as Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Bruce McGill
as Bradley
Barry Shabaka Henley
as Herbert Muhammad
Giancarlo Esposito
as Cassius Clay, Sr.
Laurence Mason
as Luis Sarria
LeVar Burton
as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Albert Hall
as Elijah Muhammad
David Cubitt
as Robert Lipsyte
Ted Levine
as Joe Smiley
Candy Ann Brown
as Odessa
David Elliott
as Sam Cooke
Shari Watson
as Woman Singer
Malick Bowens
as Joseph Mobutu
Michael Bentt
as Sonny Liston
James Toney
as 'Smokin' Joe Frazier
Alfred Cole
as Ernie Terrell
Charles Shufford
as George Foreman
Rufus Dorsey
as Floyd Paterson
Robert Sale
as Jerry Quarry
Damien 'Bolo' Wills
as Ken Norton
David Haines
as Rudy Clay / Rahaman Ali
Victoria Dillard
as Betty Shabazz
Brad Greenquist
as Marlin Thomas
Morgana Van Peebles
as Malcolm X's Daughter
Maya Van Peebles
as Malcolm X's Daughter
Maestro Harrell
as Young Cassius Clay
William Utay
as The Doctor
Kim Robillard
as Jimmy Cannon
David Purdham
as Madison Square Garden Announcer
Gailard Sartain
as Gordon Davidson
Wade Williams
as Lieutenant Jerome Claridge
Guy Van Swearingen
as Induction FBI Man
Doug Hale
as Judge Ingraham
LaDonna Tittle
as Bundini's Landlady
Marc Grapey
as Bob Arum
Eddie Bo Smith Jr.
as Malcolm's Bodyguard
Bobby Stuart
as Thomas 15X Johnson
Patrick New
as Room Service Guy
Ron O.J. Parson
as Death Newsman
Ellis E. Williams
as Family Photo Man
Alexandra Bokyun Chun
as Asian Cosmetologist
John G. Connolly
as Assistant Director
Warner Saunders
as Customer
Jack Reiss
as Referee Arthur Mercante
Marty Denkin
as Frazier Fight II Announcer
Tamara Lynch
as Flight Attendant
Chico Benymon
as Hampton House Announcer
Bill Plaschke
as Miami Weigh-In Reporter
Steve Springer
as Miami Weigh-In Reporter
Patrick M. Connolly
as Announcer
Patrick C. Russell
as Referee
Robert Byrd
as Willie Reddick
Cedric Wills
as Jersey Joe Walcott, Referee
Ronald A. DiNicola
as Prosecutor
Moses Hollins
as Man on Train
Daniel E. Gurevitz
as Boxing Commission Reporter
Steven Randazzo
as Reporter
Ray Bokhour
as Reporter
Leonard Termo
as Madison Square Garden Reporter
Johnny Ortiz
as Madison Square Garden Reporter
Mark Salem
as New York Reporter
Sheldon Fogel
as New York Reporter
Jim Gray
as New York Reporter
Melvin Thomas
as Harlem Neighbor
Natalie Carter
as Harlem Neighbor
Reginald Footman
as Harlem Neighbor
Poe Poe
as Harlem Reporter
Mel Dick
as Louisville Sponsoring Group
Kim Coleman
as Lana Shabazz
Christian Stolte
as Miami Cop
Vic Manni
as Dressing Room Weigh-In Guy
Will Gill Jr.
as Dick Sadler
Dick Sadler
as ORTF Interviewer
Denis Luposo
as Kinshasa Reporter
Sharon Wilkinson
as Rose Jennings
Carol Hatchett
as Pointer Sister
Judith Mwale
as Pointer Sister
Keabetswe Motsilanyane
as Pointer Sister
Richard Katanga
as Mobutu Aide / Military Aide
Thomas Kariuki Matheri
as Lieutenant Nsakala
Larry Hazzard Sr.
as Zack Clayton
Derrick Brown
as Larry Holmes
Rommel Hyacinth
as The Pilot
Graham Hopkins
as London Banker
Daniel Janks
as CIA Man
Bradford E. Lang
as Black Pilot
Michael Dorn
as Black Pilot
Dan Robbertse
as Reporter in Zaire
Graham Clarke
as Reporter in Zaire
Dimitri Cassar
as Reporter in Zaire
Frank Notaro
as Reporter in Zaire
Mark Mulder
as Reporter in Zaire
David W. Hess
as Reporter in Zaire
Henrikennyo Mukenyi
as Bula
Nathaniel Malekane
as Archie Moore
Millard Arnold
as Doc Broadus
Edda Collier
as Blonde French Reporter
Yi Lu Wei
as Chinese Delegate
Lee Cummings
as Hunter Thompson
Zaa Nkweta
as Foreman Fight Announcer
Themba Gasa
as Idi Amin
Andrew P. Jones
as Don King's Aide
Marc Kulazite Mboli
as Additional Aide to Mobutu
Cimanga Kalambay
as Additional Aide to Mobutu
Jean Bikoi
as Additional Aide to Mobutu
James Gilbert
as Sparring Partner in Africa
Ron Madoff
as Cameraman (uncredited)
Deborah Smith Ford
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Donald Dowd
as News Reporter (uncredited)
Matisha Baldwin
as Club Patron (uncredited)
David Bjorlie
as Dancer (uncredited)
Greg Bronson
as Upscale Fight Fan (uncredited)
Lionel D. Carson
as Dr. King's Driver (uncredited)
Ralph Cole Jr.
as Harlem Resident (uncredited)
Vincent Cook
as Jimmy Ellis (uncredited)
Craig Cove
as Frazier Fight Reporter (uncredited)
Ed Cray
as Radical Professor (uncredited)
James Currie
as Court Room Photographer (uncredited)
Vincent De Paul
as Roving Reporter (uncredited)
Trish Dempsey
as Diplomat's Wife (uncredited)
as Sports Writer (uncredited)
Richard Fitzpatrick
as Sparring Partner (uncredited)
Edward C. Gillow
as Foreman-Frazier Fight Judge (uncredited)
Monica Haynes
as Concert Goer (uncredited)
Maxwell Highsmith
as Nation of Islam Soldier No. 6 (uncredited)
Will Holman
as FOI (uncredited)
Brandon T. Jackson
as Club Goer (uncredited)
Michael Keyes
as Dumbfounded Spectator (uncredited)
Carolina Lancaster
as Dancer (uncredited)
as Brother 'Joe' (uncredited)
Paul McMichael
as Fight Fan (uncredited)
Valentine Miele
as Liston Fight Reporter (uncredited)
Jermaine Montell
as Dancer (uncredited)
John O. Nelson
as Louis Rodriguez (uncredited)
Javier Rivas
as TV Reporter (uncredited)
Hunter F. Roberts
as Angry Fight Fan (uncredited)
Sheldon Robins
as Heckler (uncredited)
Joseph Luis Rubin
as Blinky Polermo (uncredited)
Prince Shah
as Angry Fight Fan (uncredited)
Robert Standley
as Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Larry Vigus
as Times Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Warnack
as Madison Square Garden Fight Fan (uncredited)
Graeme Wood
as Journalist (uncredited)
Jackie Zane
as Fight Fan (uncredited)
Eric Roth Screenplay

Stephen E. Rivkin Editor

Victoria Thomas Casting

Michael Mann Screenplay

Michael Mann Director

Michael Mann Producer

William Goldenberg Editor

Lisa Gerrard Original Music Composer

Lynzee Klingman Editor

Jon Peters Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Marlene Stewart Costume Design

Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography

Jim Erickson Set Decoration

John Buckley Gaffer

Costume & Make-Up
Vera Mitchell Hair Department Head

Joel Kramer Stunt Coordinator

John Myhre Production Design

Lisa Jaime Music Editor

Christopher Wilkinson Screenplay
Stephen J. Rivele Screenplay

James Lassiter Producer

Gregory Allen Howard Story

Pieter Bourke Original Music Composer

Paul Ardaji Producer

Stuart Waks Editor

Kevin De La Noy Unit Production Manager

Costume & Make-Up
Beverly Jo Pryor Makeup Department Head

Stephanie Lowry Music Editor

Thomas Hayslip Production Supervisor

Vicki Hiatt Music Editor

Elayne Schneiderman Production Supervisor

Michael Tinger Post Production Supervisor

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