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Released on December 12 of 2001 in the USA, "Ali" is a Biography/Drama/Sport film directed by Michael Mann, and written by Stephen J. Rivele (screenplay) . Will Smith is starring, alongside Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver and Jeffrey Wright.

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Who directed "Ali":

Ali was directed by Michael Mann, an American producer, director, writer, and actor.

Before directing Ali, Michael Mann had directed The Insider, released in 1999, Heat (1995), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Manhunter (1986), The Keep (1983), and Thief (1981). Since, he directed Collateral, released in 2004, Miami Vice (2006), Public Enemies (2009).

What was the release date of "Ali":

Ali was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Also released on this day was Abril Despedaçado (dir. Walter Salles). This was eighteen (18) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in the United Kingdom; Tuesday, December 25, 2001 in Canada; Wednesday, February 27, 2002 in France; Thursday, August 15, 2002 in Germany; Friday, March 01, 2002 in Italy; Friday, April 26, 2002 in Spain; Thursday, February 21, 2002 in Australia and on Saturday, May 25, 2002 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Ali":

At the casting of Ali we find Will Smith, previously seen in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) and Wild Wild West (1999); Jamie Foxx (Bait (2000), Any Given Sunday (1999)); Jon Voight (Zoolander (2001), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)) [ more... ]

  • Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bruce McGill and Barry Shabaka Henley also appeared together in Collateral, released in 2004.
  • Jon Voight, Mykelti Williamson and Ted Levine also appeared together in Heat, released in 1995.
  • Jon Voight, Jeffrey Wright and Ted Levine also appeared in The Manchurian Candidate, released in 2004.
  • Paul Rodriguez and Mario Van Peebles can both be seen in How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass, released in 2003.

What is the Storyline of "Ali":

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. To his credit, he sets out to prove that with his highly agile and forceful style soon making him a formidable boxer who soon claims the heavyweight championship. His personal life is no less noteworthy with [...]

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