Ali

Continuity mistake: When former Cassius Clay is introduced to Elijia Mohammed to be given the new name - Mohammed Ali - we first can see Elijia Mohammed sitting on a sofa, with a table on his right, and a Revox Tape Recorder upon the table. Next scene, the Revox disappears.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene with Ali in training camp preparing for his first fight with Joe Frazier, he receives a call from Howard Cosell informing him that the Supreme Court had ruled in his favor regarding his refusal to enter the Vietnam draft. Ali could not have received this call while training for this fight with Frazier. The fight with Frazier took place on March 8, 1971. The Supreme Court did not even hear the case until April 19 and did not rule on it until June 28, 1971. In fact, one of the reasons the fight was scheduled in March and not later that year had to do with the pending Supreme Court case and the concerns that Ali would lose and sentenced to jail, which would have prevented the fight from happening.

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Continuity mistake: When Malcom X visits Ali in his hotel room to tell him that he's been suspended from the Muslim Order, Ali is seen sitting down twice.

Continuity mistake: When Ali is driving and hears of Malcom X's death, he pulls over. There are back and forth shots of him from inside the car and from the front of the car. The shots from inside the car show sunlight on his face. The shots from outside the car show him in the shadow.

Continuity mistake: During the first fight with Sonny Liston, we can see Malcolm X close to the ring: in one cut he is clearly reversed, in fact his handkerchief-pocket on his jacket is on the right. Next, we can see him in a correct way, with the pocket on his left.

Other mistake: When Malcom X walks out on to preach before he gets shot, you can clearly see the podium with the bullets in it and chipped from the guns before he gets shot.

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Muhammad Ali: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see.

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Trivia: James Toney, Michael Bentt, Alfred Cole, Charles Shufford and Damien 'Bolo' Wills who all play opponents of Ali are - or were - real life boxers.

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Question: What's the name of the song playing at the end, when Ali defeats Foreman, and also when Ali is running through Zaire?

Answer: The song at the end is called Tomorrow by sauf keita. Its on the soundtrack and is the same one when Ali is running through zaire.

Gavin Jackson
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