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The Great White Hope

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Original title
The Great White Hope
Year
Running time
101 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Howard Sackler (Theater: Howard Sackler)
Music
Lionel Newman
Cinematography
Burnett Guffey
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox
Genre
Drama | Biography. Sports. Boxing
Synopsis / Plot
Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) as a boxer, dealing with the racism and hatred of early-20th century white America. He is not only the first black heavyweight contender; he is also in love with a white woman. Jefferson must not only deal with the hatred of whites, he must also deal with the ostracism of some members of the black community who feel he has sold out.
Awards
1970: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (James Earl Jones), Actress (Jane Alexander)
1970: Golden Globes: Most Promising Newcomer - Male (James Earl Jones). 3 Nom.
1970: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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