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Joe and Max (2002)

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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

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Steve James

Writer:

Jason Horwitch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Max Schmeling
Leonard Roberts ... Joe Louis
Richard Roundtree ... Jack Blackburn
David Paymer ... Joe Jacobs
Peta Wilson ... Anny Ondra
Bruce Weitz ... Mike Jacobs
Siena Goines ... Marva Lewis
John Toles-Bey ... John Roxborough
Jürgen Schornagel ... Max Machon
Paul Collins Paul Collins ... Jim Farley
August Zirner ... David Lewin
Rolf Kanies ... Adolph Hitler
Wilfried Hochholdinger ... Joseph Goebbels
Cole S. McKay ... Paolino Uzcudun (as Cole McKay)
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Jack Dempsey
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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fight sequences and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

3 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joe and Max See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Why it is Important to get a Good Extras!
28 March 2002 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Yes, this is a good movie. Yes, it had good leading and supporting actors. But why did they cast some of the worst extras in motion picture history. For starters, when you have to cast a Rocky Marciano extra for a film, do yourself a favor and cast an Italian actor! Even if he's not Italian, get an actor who looks like Rocky Marciano! This is one of the reasons why this film sticks out in the viewers mind. Like Bret Favres' acting in Something About Mary, the extras in this film stood out as wrong for the roles. They casted a 6'3, Irish looking, skinny actor to play a 5'8 heavy weight Italian Rocky Marciano. Even the guy who played Hitler seemed too wrong for the role. Not as evil as history predicts. The guy they got to play Hitler looked like a short, German actor with a bad mustache. Anyway, the overall point is that every factor of a film matters. From the little things to the big picture, everything counts.


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