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The 1996 movie The Great White Hype stars Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Berg, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Lovitz, and Cheech Marin. Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. ... Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964 in New York City) is an American actor and film director. ... Damon Wayans (born September 4, 1960), one of the Wayans brothers, is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jeff Goldblum Goldblum, in a scene with Kim Thomson from the 1989 film The Tall Guy. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jon Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is a comedic actor who has been in many roles on TV and in movies, usually as a supporting character. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cheech Marin (born Richard Anthony Marin on July 13, 1946), is a comedian and actor. ...

Jackson stars as Rev. Sultan, promoter of a champion boxer, who decides that he needs something new to boost the marketability of the boxing matches. He looks for a white contender and finds the only man (played by Berg) to ever beat the champ; the problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore. Boxer redirects here; for other meanings of boxer, see Boxer (disambiguation). ...

However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape.

The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox. Jump to: navigation, search Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ...


Sultan: "The highest-grossing fight of all time was Cooney vs Holmes. You know why, Champ?" Jump to: navigation, search Gerry Cooney (Born August 4, 1956) was a boxer from Manhattan, New York, who carried, perhaps on the same level as Max Schmeling, what could have been one of the unfairest labels in the history of boxing. ... Larry Holmes is a former world heavyweight boxing champion considered one of the fiercest fighters in the history of heavyweight boxing. ...

Roper: "Yeah. 'Cause Cooney was a white guy."

Sultan: "And his jab couldn't break wind!"

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Cranky Critic® Movie Reviews: The Great White Hype (868 words)
TGWH is a sharp, nasty-tongued satire of the professional sport called Prize Fighting.
He remembers that the highest grossing fight in history was a fl man versus a white man. So he sets out to recreate this racial conflict, seeking out the only man who has ever beaten the champ.
So, being the nice white Jewish boy that he is, Cranky headed right for his skin-folk and Crankified 'em.
Sports Comedy: A boxing promoter, sensing a decline in revenues, decides he needs a white contender to challenge the heavyweight champion and bolster his box office.
Feeling the economic pinch of declining revenues, Sultan decides that he needs a white contender to boost interest in his sport.
The hype grows during the movie as the inevitable big fight nears.
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