The Great White Hope
After defeating the reigning champ, boxer Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) becomes the world's first black heavyweight champion. But the celebration is short-lived, as Jack is arrested trying to cross a state line with his white girlfriend (Jane Alexander). Sentenced to prison for violating the Mann Act, Jack escapes the U.S. and eventually enters a Havana ring for the bout of his life. Both Jones and Alexander were nominated for Oscars.
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- Martin Ritt
PG-13Thematic elements, and for language including racist dialogue
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it