The Great White Hype

17/03/1997
  |  Book Tickets: 03/07/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 17/03/1997
  |  Watch Now: 26/11/2009
  |  87 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Satirical sports comedy loosely based on the life and legend of boxing promoter Don King. Samuel L. Jackson stars as the Reverend Fred Sultan: a flashy, money-hungry Las Vegas boxing promoter who realises that public interest is fading in the sport and as a result his empire is in danger of falling apart. He decides to find a new white hero who can challenge his reigning black champion, James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper (Damon Wayans) - and make him a millionaire in the process. He manages to track down Terry Conklin (Peter Berg), the only man ever to have defeated Roper - although this was in an amateur fight some ten years back. Now the frontman of rock band 'Massive Head Wound' - and seriously out of shape - Conklin looks like the perfect candidate to get flattened by Roper... but things don't quite go according to Sultan's plans...