Ali's Comeback: The Untold Story

Logline: An unusual group of people came together in the most unlikely location to return Muhammad Ali to the boxing ring.

The year is 1970. It has been three and a half years since Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title. Convicted of draft evasion. Threatened with imprisonment. Banned In all 50 states, he is unable to work in the field for which he had no equal. The wide door on his illustrious career seems to be closing. But in Atlanta, Georgia, an astute white businessman, a visionary black senator, and a progressive Jewish mayor came together to make it possible for Ali to resume his amazing boxing career.

  • Art L. Jones
  • Art L. Jones
  • Brittany Wyatt
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 18, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,200,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Art L. Jones

Art Jones has worked in the educational and commercial audiovisual industry for over 25 years. Working as photojournalist for Model Cities, the Amsterdam News, NYC, studio photographer, commercial and educational scriptwriter, curriculum designer, university lecturer, and media/public relations consultant. His career in this field began as a production assistant on Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoon series that aired over ABC Network for over six years. He is the Scriptwriter/Producer/Director behind the documentary films Spirit, Models of Success, and Thirteen Percent [13%]. His most recent film project is Al's Comeback: The Untold Story, an in-depth look at the people and events that brought Muhammad Ali's highly anticipated comeback fight to Atlanta, Georgia in 1970.

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