When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings ★★★½ 1996 (PG)
Chronicles the 1974 heavyweight championship fight, held in Zaire, between underdog Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Gast uses original footage of the prefight hype as well as current interviews from George Plimpton and Norman Mailer (who covered the fight at the time) and Spike Lee. 94m/C VHS, DVD. D: Leon Gast. Oscars ‘96: Feature Doc.; Broadcast Film Critics ‘96: Feature Doc.