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Countdown to the Big One

1978 1h 40m Drama List
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In 1936, boxing legend Joe Louis (Bernie Casey) receives his first professional loss, at the hands of Max Schmeling (Stephen Macht). Only two years after that, tensions between the United States and Germany have reached a boiling point, and Louis's rematch with the German Schmeling is no longer a mere personal rivalry. Instead, the fight between the two boxers has come to symbolize nothing less than the battle between the U.S. and the Nazi Party. Read More Read Less
Countdown to the Big One

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Synopsis In 1936, boxing legend Joe Louis (Bernie Casey) receives his first professional loss, at the hands of Max Schmeling (Stephen Macht). Only two years after that, tensions between the United States and Germany have reached a boiling point, and Louis's rematch with the German Schmeling is no longer a mere personal rivalry. Instead, the fight between the two boxers has come to symbolize nothing less than the battle between the U.S. and the Nazi Party.
Director
Robert Lewis
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 40m