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The Great White Hope ()

directed by Martin Ritt
featuring James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen, Chester Morris

Although the characters' names were changed, The Great White Hope was a thinly veiled account of the trials and tribulations of boxer Jack Johnson, based on the play by Howard Sackler and directed by Martin Ritt. James Earl Jones stars as boxing great Jack Jefferson, who defeats Frank Bardy Larry Pennell in a Reno, Nevada bout to become the world's first black heavyweight champion. After crossing a state line with his white girlfriend Eleanor (Jane Alexander in her feature debut), however, Jack is arrested and tried under ...

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2005 Release

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024543104667

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The Great White Hope
2005,

UPC: 024543104667

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