The Great White Hype

The Great White Hype (1996)

If you can't find the perfect contender....make one.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1996-05-03
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 68 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Atman Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 68 Ratings
5.5 45%


When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape.

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    Art Charles Rosen Production Design
    Writing Ron Shelton Writer
    Costume & Make-Up Marietta Carter-Narcisse Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Ruth E. Carter Costume Design
    Camera Ronald Víctor García Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Robert L. Stevenson Key Hair Stylist
    Sound Marcus Miller Original Music Composer
    Directing Reginald Hudlin Director
    Production Joshua Donen Producer
    Production Fred Berner Producer
    Editing Earl Watson Editor
    Production Eileen Mack Knight Casting
    Writing Tony Hendra Writer
    Art Scott Ritenour Art Direction
    Art Mary Olivia McIntosh Set Decoration