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Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005)

A story of violence, love, sex, politics and media centered around the life of Griffith, a six-time world welterweight champion.

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Don Dunphy ...
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Benny Paret ...
Himself (archive footage)
Emile Griffith ...
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Pete Hamill ...
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Juan Gonzalez ...
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Howie Albert ...
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Gil Clancy ...
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Bill Gallo ...
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Ron Ross ...
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Hank Kaplan ...
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Franklin Griffith ...
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Jimmy Powers ...
Himself (archive footage)
Gaspar Ortega ...
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A story of violence, love, sex, politics and media centered around the life of Griffith, a six-time world welterweight champion.

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A Champion of Champions
22 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

As an amateur boxer in the Sixties, it was always great to watch some of the great boxers in action, and Emile Griffith was a Champion of Champions.

It was also sad for Emile to be part of the burden of the tragedy in1962.

OVER THE YEARS IT WAS GREAT TO WATCH HIS BOUTS WITH THE LIKES OF Joey Archer and many others.

Watching the Emile Griffith story was like a trip down Memory Lane with a positive ending. To see Emile and Benny Paret Jr. together in the closing scenes was like seeing some dark clouds being gently blown away by a breath of fresh air.

Throughout the show it was great to see old faces from the past such as Gene Fullmer, Gaspar Ortega, Jose Torres, but most of all to see Griffith in action within the ring and his life beyond the limelight.

A river of tears,teardrop by lonely teardrop, can never wash away the pain and sorrow for the Paret family and their loss. But, to have Benny Jr. join together with Emile Griffith in their meeting was the highest and brightest moment of movie magic.

I can't rate or compare Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story to any other movie, TV show or slice of history. It stands alone as a unique treasure with endless value.


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