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Joe Frazier [videorecording] : when the smoke clears /
Produced by Mike Todd, Geseth Garcia & David Walker ; directed by Mike Todd.
imprint
West Long Branch, NJ : SRO Sports Entertainment, [2012]
description
1 videodisc (71 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0769792499, 9780769792491
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
More Details
imprint
West Long Branch, NJ : SRO Sports Entertainment, [2012]
isbn
0769792499
9780769792491
standard identifier
032031479395
publisher #
D4793
credits note
Director of photography, Quenell Jones.
general note
Originally released in 2010.
Release date: Jan. 29, 2013.
Title from disc surface.
performer
Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Bernard Hopkins, Angelo Dundee, Larry Merchant.
Narrator, Marvis Frazier.
abstract
Smokin' Joe Frazier is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. This film brings to life his remarkable story, including intimate interviews with Frazier shortly before his death in November 2011. Born in poverty in the rural South, he moved to Philadelphia and trained as an amateur boxer. After winning the Olympic Gold, he turned pro and became a huge star. His matches with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman were billed as the greatest matches of the 20th century.
catalogue key
8757717
technical details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Smokin' Joe Frazier is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. This film brings to life his remarkable story, including intimate interviews with Joe shortly before his death in November 2011. Born in poverty in the rural South, he moved to Philadelphia and trained as an amateur boxer. After winning the Olympic Gold, he turned pro and became a huge star. His matches with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman were billed as the greatest matches of the 20th century. The story isn't only about boxing. In America in the '60s and '70s, politics affected everything – including sports. Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War contrasted with Frazier's apolitical stance. Their bitter rivalry became a metaphor for the bitter divisions convulsing the United States. Spectacular archive footage of the matches, interviews with key players in the story and unparalleled access to the man himself make this historic film truly a main event not to be missed.

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