Tyson (1995 film)

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Distributed by HBO
Directed by Uli Edel
Produced by David Blocker
Ross Greenburg (Executive)
Robert F. Phillips (Associate)
Edgar J. Scherick (Executive)
Written by Robert Johnson
José Torres (book)
Starring George C. Scott
Paul Winfield
Michael Jai White
Music by Stewart Copeland
Cinematography Jack Conroy
Editing by Seth Flaum
Country United States
Language English
Original channel HBO
Release date April 29, 1995 (1995-04-29)
Running time 104 minutes

Tyson is a 1995 American television film based on the life of American heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. Directed by Uli Edel, it is an adaptation of the 1989 book Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson by José Torres, former boxer and former chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. The film depicts events from Tyson's troubled childhood in Brooklyn through his conviction in 1992 for the rape of beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington.

The film first aired on HBO on April 29, 1995. It stars George C. Scott as boxing manager/trainer Cus D'Amato, Paul Winfield as boxing promoter Don King, and Michael Jai White as Tyson.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Tyson was nominated for the 1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. However, the award was given to another HBO film, The Tuskegee Airmen.

Video releases[edit]

Tyson was released on VHS on January 13, 1998. A DVD release followed years later, on June 16, 2008.

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