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Directed by Bert Marcus
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 85 Minutes World Premiere
From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, this insightful and provocative documentary charts the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins, as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Director Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor.

After the Movie for the 4/19 screening only: Stay for a conversation with former boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, boxing promoter Lou DiBella and the film’s director Bert Marcus about life, rivalry, and conflict both inside and out of the ring.
Drama, Sports, Documentary, Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Bert Marcus is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bert Marcus Productions. Notable features include breakout hits Teenage Paparazzo (producer/financier), How to Make Money Selling Drugs (producer/sole financier), and currently, Champs (director/producer/writer).
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Film Info
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    Special Screening, Tribeca Talks
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    85 minutes
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Cast & Credits
  • Producer:
    Bert Marcus, Mike Tyson, Grant Jolly
  • Cinematographer:
    John Tipton
  • Post-Production Supervisor:
    Cassandra Hamar
  • Editor:
    Derek Boonstra
  • Cast:
    Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent
  • Director:
    Bert Marcus
  • Screenwriter:
    Bert Marcus

  • Sales Agent
    John Sloss
    Cinetic Media
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212 204 7979
  • Print Source
    Bert Marcus
    Bert Marcus Productions LLC
    Beverly Hills, 90213
    Phone: 310 874 9750
  • Press Contact
    Julia Pacetti
    JMP Verdant
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Phone: 917 584 7846


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