The Fight (2003)

The Fight
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Ciro Cappellari Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Jon Shenk Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Lewis Erskine Editor n/a 172 7000001
Edward Bilous Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tom Hurwitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Edward Marritz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Barak Goodman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Barak Goodman Director n/a 2 2000001
Mark Samels Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
John Maggio Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Barak Goodman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Courtney B. Vance Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Synopsis
On June 22, 1938, though the Great Depression still lingers and another war looms, all eyes are on Yankee Stadium in New York where, beneath threatening skies, American Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling square off in the heavyweight championship of the world. More than ninety thousand people crowd the stadium to watch it, and countless millions more--the largest radio audience in history--tune in from around the world. The pressures faced by each fighter are enormous. Not only does the nation's honor rest on Louis's shoulders, but he quite literally holds the hopes and aspirations of all of black America in his fists. Schmeling enters the ring under the pretense that the fight will be a demonstration of Hitler's racial theories. Should he lose, many fear for what could happen to him.