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When Muhammad Ali met the Irish is a hugely entertaining documentary with a glorious cast of characters. The film spins an irresistib le tale about how the world's greatest boxer came to fight in Ireland in 1972 and interweaves Ali's story with fascinating tales of promoter 'Butty' Sugrue (the 'World's Strongest Publican'), opponent 'Blue' Lewis (an ex-con from Detroit trying to go straight) and a wealth of other entertaining tricksters whom Ali invariably attracted.
The IFTA-winning film is "evocative, informative, wholly
engaging and manages a nicely wry tone before finally becoming g enuinelyelegiac," (Irish Independent).
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