Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (2018)
Director: Robert S. Bader
Writers: Robert S. Bader, Dick Cavett
Starring: Muhammad Ali, Dick Cavett, Joe Frazier, Woody Allen, Jimmy Breslin, Jim Brown, Howard Cosell, Angelo Dundee, Louis Farrakhan, Martin Luther King, Jerry Lewis, Joe Louis, Thomas Hauser. Lester Maddox. Norman Mailer, Malcolm X, Michael Marley and Larry Merchant.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes is a wonderful documentary chronicling the life and boxing career of Muhammad Ali using clips from the Dick Cavett Show as the glue holding it together. Ali not only led an interesting life, but lived in interesting and turbulent times. It is fascinating to see how social changes and outside influences impacted Ali’s career. As Ali matured he became more of his own man, the only three-time heavyweight champion and the most famous athlete in the world. It’s an interesting journey and rates 5 of 5 stars!