World Premiere

USA | 85 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles


Drama, Sports, Documentary, Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
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.

This film is co-presented by:


Directed by Bert Marcus

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).
Bert Marcus
Bert Marcus
Bert Marcus, Mike Tyson, Grant Jolly
Derek Boonstra
John Tipton
Post-Production Supervisor
Cassandra Hamar
Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent


Press Contact
Julia Pacetti
Verdant Communications
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718 399 0400
Print Source
Bert Marcus
Bert Marcus Productions LLC
Beverly Hills, 90213
Phone: 310 874 9750
Sales Agent
John Sloss
Cinetic Media
new york, NY 10001
Phone: 2122047979