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The Greatest

1977 film about Muhammad Ali

The Greatest

Released 1977 (45 years, 2 months ago)

Director Tom Gries and Monte Hellman
Duration 101 minutes
Genre biographical film, sports film and drama film
Composer Lee Holdridge
Country of origin United Kingdom and United States of America
Screenwriter Ring Lardner
Producer John Marshall

About The Greatest

The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The film follows Ali's life from the 1960 Olympics to his regaining the heavyweight crown from George Foreman in their famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in 1974. The footage of the boxing matches themselves are largely the actual footage from the time involved. The movie is based on the book The Greatest: My Own Story written by Muhammad Ali and Richard Durham and edited by Toni Morrison.The song "The Greatest Love of All" was written for this film and sung by George Benson; it was later covered by Whitney Houston.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


95 years, 6 months, 9 days


64 years, 10 months, 6 days

Born first

17 October 1907

Died first

22 May 1984

Born last

10 May 1943

Died last

7 August 2022