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      Don King: Only in America

      R 1997 1 hr. 56 min. Drama Biography List
      Reviews 78% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Don King (Ving Rhames) is involved in two fistfights that result in the deaths of his combatants, and, after serving prison time, enters the world of professional boxing. Chatty, with a memorable head of hair, King becomes the promoter for Muhammad Ali (Darius McCrary) and other champions, and he stages lucrative boxing spectacles in the Philippines, Zaire, Atlantic City, Reno and Las Vegas. Despite King's success, he's beset by critics who say he cons his fighters out of their ring earnings. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A tour de force performance from Ving Rhames. Moves fast and tell a fascinating story of a man who stepped on, stepped over, manipulated, and down right cheated on everybody to get to the top. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I discovered this movie in a National Wholesale Liquidators junk bin for twentyfive cents and needless to say it was worth every penny. If you can find it anywhere it is actually well made and compelling. A well-written docudrama which neither paints King as wholly sympathetic nor as entirely snake-like but rather as the complex and charismatic character he no-doubt is in real life, the film's overall appeal can perhaps be summed up best by describing the scene in which Don is trying to sign up George Foreman for a big fight after accosting him in an airport bathroom. He tosses Foreman a wad of cash, relives himself in a urinal and then holds out a pen for George to sign what is apparently a blank contract. George asks "Aren't you going to wash your hands?" Don answers "I wash my hands BEFORE I touch my dick." Five stars. Oscar worthy performance by Ving Rhaymes in this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member [b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=darkgreen][url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/don_king_only_in_america/dvd.php?select=4"][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/25/192825.jpg[/img][/url][/color][/font][/b] [b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=#006400][/color][/font][/b] [b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=#006400]To Don King after using the washroom, "Aren't you going to wash your hands?" Don King responds, "I wash my hands BEFORE I touch my D**K."[/color][/font][/b] [b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=#006400][/color][/font][/b] [b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=#006400]Good movie.[/color][/font][/b] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member "Only in America" was about the rise of Don King in the sports industry and, specifically, in boxing. I don't know where Flixster got their description of the film. But, it is wrong! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member 150517: A different film. Made me laugh out loud on at least three occasions. That's got to be worth something, no? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 10, 2005 Full Review Gregory Weinkauf ÜberCiné Something thematically classic comes through for me here, considering that I really don't care about the real Don King. Rated: 4/5 Jun 13, 2005 Full Review Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 6/10 Feb 19, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Don King (Ving Rhames) is involved in two fistfights that result in the deaths of his combatants, and, after serving prison time, enters the world of professional boxing. Chatty, with a memorable head of hair, King becomes the promoter for Muhammad Ali (Darius McCrary) and other champions, and he stages lucrative boxing spectacles in the Philippines, Zaire, Atlantic City, Reno and Las Vegas. Despite King's success, he's beset by critics who say he cons his fighters out of their ring earnings.
      Director
      John Herzfeld
      Executive Producer
      Thomas Carter
      Rating
      R, TV-MA
      Genre
      Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 1, 2004