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The Great White Hope

1970 Rated PG-13 1hr 43m

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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Movie Details

1971 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1971 Academy Award®
Thematic elements, and for language including racist dialogue
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.