Watch: The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ covers Ali’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service in Vietnam. Prior to becoming the most recognizable face on earth, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. ‘Trials’ zeroes in on the most controversial years of Ali’s life, when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune..
Plot: Brash boxer Cassius Clay burst into the American consciousness in the early 1960s, just ahead of the Civil Rights movement. His transformation into the spiritually enlightened heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is legendary, but this religious awakening also led to a bitter legal battle with the U.S. government after he refused to serve in the Vietnam War. This film reveals the perfect storm of race, religion and politics that shaped one of the most recognizable figures in sports history.
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The greatest will live forever!
We’ve all seen the highlights of Muhammad Ali’s boxing career, but what happened in his life is just as important. “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” has a title that one might interpret as a double meaning. There was the US government’s prosecution of him for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, and there were the events in his personal life. The point is that Ali stood up for what he believed, and made sure that the world heard his opinion.
We could be cynical and say that the documentary gives a little too much time to the interviewees, but the archive footage makes up for that. It’s clear that the government saw all black political movements as suspect, especially Islam. Among the interviewees, John Carlos – who made a political statement at the 1968 Olympics – makes probably the most important comment.
Well, Ali got vindicated. He lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. There’s also a clip of him interviewed right after the 9/11 attacks warning not to view all Muslims as Osama bin Laden.
Definitely see this documentary.
My Sixth Muhammad Ali Documentary
This is the sixth documentary I’ve seen on Muhammad Ali. That goes to show you how big of a figure he was and is. There was “Thrilla in Manilla,” “When We Were Kings,” “Facing Ali,” “Muhammad Ali: The Greatest,” and “The Rumble in the Jungle.” This documentary focuses more on the tumult in his life (becoming Muslim and refusing conscription) than any other documentary. There are interviews from family members and associates as well as archival footage of Muhammad Ali himself. I like anything Muhammad Ali related. He was before my time, but through books and films I can make a connection to the man who is arguably the greatest boxer of all time.
Free with Amazon Prime.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Sweden), 57 min (TV) (Sweden)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Biography, Sport
Director Bill Siegel
Actors Eamonn Andrews, Muhammad Ali, David Susskind
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A