I Am Ali

Synopsis: An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend - as we've never seen Ali before. Told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of 'audio journals' combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, brother and former wife, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.
Director(s): Clare Lewins
Production: Focus World
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Will you enter, mystery

challenger, and sign in, please?

Are you in the movies?


One down, nine to go.

Mr. Gabel.

Are you an athlete?


Miss Francis.

Are you a golfer, mystery guest?


That's five down and five to go.

Mr Gabel.

Are you, a boxer?

- Yes.

- Miss Francis.

Boy, that sure isn't the

voice for it, is it?

Let me see now.

What could that be?

Are you a fellow who was named

after a chap

that they brought the mountains to?

By the name of Muhammad?

- Are you Cassius Clay?

- Well...




Assalamu alaikum, Grandma!

- Walaikum assalam!

- What y'all doing?

Downstairs watching television.

- Yeah? Where's May May?

- Downstairs.

Don't tell her.

Put her on the phone.

OK. May May!

- Yes?

- Assalamu alaikum!

- Walaikum assalam, Daddy!

- How's my daughter?

Fine. We went to go

see Mama Bird.

Good. I heard that. Did you...

were you happy to see her?


I was just getting dressed.

I'm getting ready to go look at

another place like Deer Lake.

- You are?

- Yes.

It might be possible that if I

like it, I might fight again.


Don't fight again, please.

Take the title back four times.

Can you imagine?

Don't fight again.

You're getting old.

- I'm getting what?

- Old.

Too old?

How old is your daddy?

- How old? Like, 37?

- That's right.

Angelo Dundee is in the ring,

the veteran trainer

of Muhammad Ali

since the first couple

of fights of his career.

The crowd is starting to chant, "Ali.

Ali. " Like old times.

Ali is six feet three, but

Trevor Berbick is not small.

He's six feet two and a half.

Ali is almost 40 years old.

Trevor Berbick is 27.

Here he comes.

What a production this has

turned out to be.

I knew what I wanted to do

at the age of 12 years old,

and every thing has a purpose in

life and every man has a purpose.

And it's the knowing of that purpose

which enables every soul to fulfill it.

And he who knows his life purpose, then

he knows exactly where he's going.

I'm not conceited,

I'm just convinced.

- My buddy, Muhammad Ali.

- How's the weather?

How's the weather?

Beautiful here.

Beautiful here.

My name is Gene Kilroy. I'm the former

business manager of Muhammad Ali.

The greatest fighter of all times.

The greatest friend.

The greatest guy.

I learned a lot from him.

Yeah, man, I step in town, I jump off

a plane and in my cool white suit.

, brothers!

Boy, it was better

than a ringside seat.

You know, a ringside seat, you

gotta go when the fight's over.

To be part of the victory

and part of the defeat,

you know, that was a special thing.

You know, be right there.

I wanna introduce a long-time

advisor of the champ, Gene Kilroy,

who is our spokesperson today.


It's nice to be here.

Looking back over my life,

somebody asked me one time,

"Do you have any fear?"

I said, "The only fear I have is that

some day my mother's gonna wake me up

and say 'It's time to go to school',

that my life has been a dream. "

With Muhammad Ali, I've been

blessed to be around that man.

There are multi-millionaires who

would have given a million dollars

to be with Ali every day

like I've been with him.

My first encounter with Muhammad

Ali was the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

He was like

the Mayor of Olympic Village.

He wears a gold medal around,

everybody wanted to be around him.


everybody wanted to meet him.

Tell me how you came to get

such a Roman name as that.

Well, as I understand, I'm

Cassius Marcellus Clay the Sixth

and my great-great-grandfather

was a Kentucky slave

and he was named

after some great Kentuckian.

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