BIG GEORGE FOREMAN – Official Trailer (HD)

BGF takes place during some of the sport’s most culturally relevant and popular years, when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks, and George Foreman were no strangers to the covers of magazines like Sports Illustrated and Time. Of all these boxing champions, it’s Foreman whose career lasted the longest, traversing four decades, from the ’60s to the late ’90s. That encompasses his 1994 comeback fight with 26-year-old Michael Moore, which becomes a crucial turning point in Foreman’s life and in the terrific film that charts its remarkable course. Not the fight itself, which Foreman won via knockout, but rather what his victory meant; Foreman had completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history which is all the more impressive in boxing, where comeback attempts usually end in failure—if not tragedy. George Foreman had his share of failure, tragedy, and triumph but this movie is more about the man himself and the spiritual journey that made his comeback possible.

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In a recent social media post, the now 74-year-old Foreman is seen punching the heavy bag with the caption “... power don’t age.” He rumbles the bag with blow after blow while his five sons—all named George—cheer on their dad. Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is an excellent movie about a beloved figure who indeed seems ageless and whose story includes the kind of comebacks usually reserved for fiction. The way he was hitting that bag—we should not count out another comeback—or a sequel.

Big George Foreman opens in theaters on April 28, 2023