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Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993)

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple profiles the life and career of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and the surrounding events that led to his 1992 6 year prison conviction.


Barbara Kopple
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Tyson ... Himself (archive footage)
Kevin Rooney Kevin Rooney ... Himself (archive footage)
Desiree Washington Desiree Washington ... Herself (archive footage)
Curtis Ratliff Curtis Ratliff ... Himself - Friend
Tracy Trey Travis Tracy Trey Travis ... Himself - Friend
Ernestine Coleman Ernestine Coleman ... Herself - Tyson's Case Worker
Bubby Stewart Bubby Stewart ... Himself - Tryon Youth Supervisor
Cus D'Amato Cus D'Amato ... Himself (archive footage)
Teddy Atlas Teddy Atlas ... Himself
Jack Newfield Jack Newfield ... Himself
Al Braverman Al Braverman ... Himself - Promoter
Jerry Izenberg Jerry Izenberg ... Himself
José Torres José Torres ... Himself (archive footage)
Floyd Patterson Floyd Patterson ... Himself (archive footage)
Camille Ewald Camille Ewald ... Herself


The rise and fall of the boxer - from his ghetto roots to his 1991 rape trial. The film interweaves ring footage and interviews with Tyson, sportswriters, promoters, acquaintances and trainer Cus D'Amato. Written by Freddie Burrow

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12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El campeón caído: la historia desconocida See more »

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1.33 : 1
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28 September 2006 | by cantkillaredneckSee all my reviews

I wanted to view this. What does one to do to see this. It would very appropriate for project our group is conducting in Grad. school. Any help would be appreciated. This project is concerning Tyson's early childhood development. We are students of Webster university studying for our masters in psychology. We would appreciate any help that could help us in our plight in finding information on his development. You would be surprised on how little information there on his early years before boxing and his rise to fame. If there is fee and it not extremely high we might could pull together funds. Please remember most of us counselor who work with under privileged inner city youth like Mike.

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