Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes

The film follows Muhammad Ali’s life and career through the lens of his numerous appearances on the Dick Cavett Show. (Ali made more than a dozen appearances on the show and developed 53-year friendship with Cavett.) From a gold medal win at the 1960 Olympics, and winning the heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston in 1964, to joining the Nation of Islam, refusing induction into the United States Army, and his legendary battles in the ring with Joe Frazier and George Foreman, Muhammad Ali remained a unique and powerful force in popular culture. This is more than a sports documentary. The film delves into political and social matters that remain relevant today.

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Credits

Director:

Robert S. Bader

Producer:

Robert S. Bader, Bay Dariz, Allan Falk

Screenwriter:

Robert S. Bader, Dick Cavett

Cinematographer:

Dan Brockett

Editor:

Robert S. Bader, Oliver Thompson

Sound Designer:

Tony McVann

Music:

Oliver Thompson

Principal Cast:

Dick Cavett, Rev. Al Sharpton, Larry Merchant, Ilyasah Shabazz, Juan Williams, Thomas Hauser, Randy Roberts, Clarence Taylor, Michael Marley

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Robert Bader
Cavalier Films LLC
rbader@dickcavettshow.com
917-885-5490

Publicity Contact:

Annie Jeeves
annie@cinematicred.com
310-995-3834

Sales Agent:

Reder & Feig - Noor Ahmed

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

95:00 mins