The Great White Hype | 1996

Comedy, Sports
Meet Reverend Fred Sultan. He's a flamboyant con man, hustler, and consummate promoter who rules over the modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah better known as Las Vegas. His kingdom is the realm of the fistic arts... the sweet ...more

Cast

... Reverend Fred Sultan

Actor

... Mitchell Kane

Actor

... Terry Conklin

Actor

... Sol

Actor

... James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper

Actor

... Peter Prince

Actor

... Julio Escobar

Actor

... Johnny Windsor

Actor

... Hassan El Ruk'n

Actor

... Artemus St John Saint

Actor

... Roper's Manager

Actor

Company

ABC TV

Production Company

Atman Entertainment

Production Company

Cajun Productions

Production Company

Camel Island Studio

Production Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

Synopsis

Meet Reverend Fred Sultan. He's a flamboyant con man, hustler, and consummate promoter who rules over the modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah better known as Las Vegas. His kingdom is the realm of the fistic arts... the sweet science... the carnival of carnage... the ballet of blood. Boxing. But despite his hustling and financial wizardry, Sultan's Vegas fiefdom is fading. Boxing attendance is dwindling, along with public interest. The problem, according to Sultan, is that people are tired of paying money to see 'brothers' beating up 'brothers'. Sultan's solution: find a white contender to face the undefeated heavyweight champ, James "The Grim Reaper" Roper. Sultan finds his Great White Hope in a seedy bar in Cleveland, Ohio. The would-be contender, Terry Conklin, is a long-haired front man for a rock band all-too-appropriately named Massive Head Wound. But Terry's got one thing going for him, besides the color of his skin: he actually bested Roper in an amateur bout many years earlier.

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