While Ali comes out on top on most of the fights represented in the movie, he took his share of punches later on in his life, something that is not exposed in the film nor actively comprehended by most people who are familiar with his private life.
Close to Ali are various characters pushing and pulling for ownership of his soul like Malcolm X, promoter Don King, his friend Howard Bingham, spiritual guru Drew Brown - but the most sentimental connection placed between Ali and TV pundit Howard Cosell (an unrecognizable Voight).
It shows AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and its harsh realities are an expression of the way the world is.
A portion of the film has interviews with well known individuals including The Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, and musician Bono.
It is also another movie where he stars with his son Jaden.
Cypher (at the insistence of his wife) takes Kitai with him on a mission trip to Earth.After he wins the match, Ali claims to be freest black American.He shockingly outspoken that He is the first African-American super star of this age.Mann weeds out a friendship of mutual dependence - Ali needed Cosell to provide a spokesperson, Cosell needed Ali to raise ratings - and facade affection.
John Voight struggles too far to make-up but made a fine notion as Howard Cosell, the sportscaster who was Ali's favorite straight man and a truest friends.
He says, “Now I show my allegiance to the Religion Islam and become Mohammad Ali, A disciple of Nation of Islam”.