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Tyson (1995)





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This made-for-television movie tells the story of the tumultuous life of heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson. The movie follows the boxer (played by Michael Jai White) from his early New York youth as criminal offender all the way to his years as a national boxing celebrity. With the help of controversial promoter Don King (Paul Winfield), Tyson became the World Heavyweight Champion, only to lose it all and go to jail for a rape conviction. This biopic was based on Jose Torres' book on Tyson, Fire and Fear.

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George C. Scott
as Cus D'Amato
Paul Winfield
as Don King
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
as Rory Holloway
Tony Lo Bianco
as Jimmy Jacobs
James B. Sikking
as Bill Clayton
Kristen Wilson
as Robin Givens
Clark Gregg
as Kevin Rooney
Holt McCallany
as Teddy Atlas
Sheila Wills
as Ruth Roper
Rebekah Johnson
as Desiree Washington
Lilyan Chauvin
as Camille Ewald
J.D. Bridges
as Carl King
Regal Hanley
as Young Mike
Michael Jace
as Mitch Green
Duane Davis
as Buster Douglas
DeAndre Whitten
as Michael Spinks
June Chandler
as Barbara Walters
Miguel Pérez
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Tyson

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The most remarkable revelation of the movie is its subject's thoughtful, reflective eloquence and unflinching self-perception.

August 23, 2009 | Full Review…

A deft combination of Tyson telling his story, his boxing matches and the media view from the day makes this a left-right combo punch that hits the mark for both boxing and documentary fans

July 29, 2009

It's more in the details and in the margins that "Tyson" is riveting, and what Tyson sometimes reveals unintentionally.

June 26, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Mike Tyson is the James Joyce of train-wreck celebrities. Seriously. Sure, he's tough to read just like the literary giant, but once you get comfortable and crack his stream-of-conscious flow, it's rich and compelling stuff.

June 19, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

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