Documentary | Thrilla In Manila

Documentary | Thrilla In Manila

“One of them made $50m from his name the other lives in an apartment above his gym” In HBO’s Sports and Documentary Films latest film, Thrilla in Manila, Director John Dower depicts boxing’s greatest rivalry in a way people have never seen. It looks at the famous Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier rivalry from Frazier’s perspective in a transparent representation of the fighter’s tumultuous relationship with his better known rival. Dower takes a deep look at how Ali and Frazier started as friends and colleagues with mutual respect for each other only to transform into bitter rivals, leaving two men with severely injured minds and bodies.

Added on: September 17th, 2014


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