Phantom Punch (2008)

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Cinematic heavyweight Ving Rhames steps into the boxing ring as controversial pugilist Sonny Liston in this sports biopic that begins as Liston realizes his talent for boxing as an inmate at a Missouri State Penitentiary, and follows his career to the moment it was effectively ended due to a devastating blow by powerful opponent Cassius Clay. Born into poverty, Liston was imprisoned as a teen for taking part in a gas station robbery, his skill for boxing uncovered by a Roman Catholic priest and … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ryan Combs
On DVD: Mar 23, 2010
Runtime:

Cast


as Sonny Liston

as Geraldine Liston

as Cesar Novak

as Nico Orso

as Floyd Patterson

as Floyd Patterson

as Muhammad Ali

as Catfish Jenkins

as Trent Mays

as Irish Thunder

as Bill Macky

as Father Alios

as Bobby Zazo
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Phantom Punch delivers some knock out scenes outside the ring as well as within it.

Full Review… | April 2, 2009
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Phantom Punch

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What a sordid tale of one of the most underrated and controversial heavyweight champions to ever step into the ring of boxing. Portrayed by the comedian Robert Townsend...this tale of his rise from impoverished youth to the heavyweight champion of the world was tarnished by the very connections that got him there in the first place...even to his demise there are still questions surrounding his untimely passing. See this it is full of surprises to those who can relate to what he has gone through!

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