• Short Summary

    Boxing - and there were hysterical scenes in London when the European premiere of the film about the life of world boxing champion Muhammad Ali took place at a cinema in Leicester Square.

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    GV crowds outside the Empire Theatre Leicester Square London advertising Muhammed Ali's film 'The Greatest'. (3 shots)
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    2.
    SV security guards holding crowds back in foyer. (2 shots)
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    3.
    SV Ali in foyer surrounded by crowd shouting 'Ali, Ali'.
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    4.
    FILM CLIP: SV INT. Ali talking to 'Sonny Liston' (actor) in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. (2 shots)
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    5.
    SV Liston pulls gun and fires at Ali, crowds take cover, Liston keeps firing, Ali and party run out of night club. (3 shots)
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    6.
    SV Ali talking to coloured girl at water fountain. (13 shots)
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    Initials YT/2002


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Boxing - and there were hysterical scenes in London when the European premiere of the film about the life of world boxing champion Muhammad Ali took place at a cinema in Leicester Square.

    SYNOPSIS: Hundreds of people mobbed the Empire Theatre on Thursday (11 August) at night. Many of them had been waiting for hours to see the star of the film. The crush was so great that when Ali arrived security guards nearly lost control.

    Ali's film is based on his autobiography and it's entitled 'The Greatest'. One scene shows Ali in a shouting match with boxer Sonny Liston, played by an actor, at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6IWH33ZA45ZXIMZAJZ01PCXTE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IWH33ZA45ZXIMZAJZ01PCXTE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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