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Tyson (1995)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | TV Movie 29 April 1995
The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

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Uli Edel

Writers:

José Torres (novel), Robert Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Cus D'Amato
Paul Winfield ... Don King
Michael Jai White ... Mike Tyson
James Sikking ... Bill Clayton
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Rory Holloway
Tony Lo Bianco ... Jim Jacobs
Clark Gregg ... Kevin Rooney
Holt McCallany ... Teddy Atlas
Kristen Wilson ... Robin Givens
Sheila Wills Sheila Wills ... Ruth Roper
Regal Hanley Regal Hanley ... Young Mike Tyson
Lilyan Chauvin ... Camille Ewald
Rebekah Johnson ... Desiree Washington
George Murdock ... Baranski
Mane Rich Andrew ... Young Rodney Tyson (as Mane Andrew)
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Storyline

The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves quickly, never focusing for long on anything in particular. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyson See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Former Boxing Referee Mills Lane has a quick cameo as himself in this movie. He was the same referee that worked the fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Hollyfield. The same fight that was made famous when Tyson bit off a portion of Hollyfield's ear during the fight. See more »

Goofs

When Cus D'Amato admonishes his live-in tenant trainees for eating his ice cream, a Nutrition Facts label is visible on the side of the box. These were used by the the U.S.D.A. and F.D.A. after 1993, but this was still in the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Tyson: I was just a kid when I first got to see Muhammad Ali. I saw the way people looked up to him, saw their smiling faces. And I said to myself 'That's what I wanna be, I wanna be champ of the world'.
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The Best That It'll Get
18 April 2006 | by gurochuckSee all my reviews

I think we all agree that the character Mike Tyson leaves a lot to be said which is why I think the movie "Tyson" was pretty good given the resources it had to work with. The problem with making controversial biographies is that you can't provide the complete overall perspective, no matter how much of a budget you place on them. And also the fact that many viewers come in watching these movies with previously fixed opinions doesn't help either. For a 'made for TV' biography, I thought this movie was borderline excellent. I realize you can't encompass Iron Mike's entire life in an hour and some change but I thought this movie provided a great objectionable summary. It didn't uphold his character nor did it insult; it just stuck to the facts. I thought George C. Scott and Michael Jai White gave great performances. The only criticism I have is that a lot of the other character actors came off a little flat but it wasn't enough to take away from the overall result. To tell the truth, I'd watch a sequel provided the same crew got back together and stuck with the same (or rather similar) formula.


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