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"The man. The legend. The truth."

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Michael Gerard Tyson tells his own story. Growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn young Mike resolves to never be bullied or beaten. His fighting leads him to a state detention center, where he discovers boxing. Tyson's boxing coach at the center later introduces him to Cus D'Amato, who becomes Tyson's trainer, building his skills and his confidence in himself.

Tyson wins championship after championship, and for six years he seems unbeatable. But all is not well with the troubled young fighter. His marriage fails, he is convicted of felony rape, and his natural talent is no match for his opponent's training and skill. After losing his titles Mike fights his way back to the top, but cannot keep pace with the rising generation of heavyweight fighters. After all his years in the ring, Tyson finds himself an old and bitter man at 36.

Tyson reflects on his life, his triumphs, and what it meant to him to be the best. He shared how losing taught him what was truly valuable in life, and he talks about being a father and how he's tried to improve himself as a person.

R
| 2008 | 1 hr 30 min | 7.5/10 | 83/100
Cast
Mills Lane, Mike Tyson, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato
Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Director
James Toback
Language
English
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