Hollywood Hangout
Episode 104

The Great White Hype (1996)

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Anthony and Boxman dissect an underrated 1996 sports comedy with a now star studded cast “The Great White Hype.”

Boxing promoter the Rev. Fred Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) decides the best way to revive public interest in his top client's matches is to create a white challenger to his black champion, James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Damon Wayans). With no white boxers available, he creates one out of dim grunge rocker Terry Conklin (Peter Berg), who once defeated Roper at an amateur match. But while Conklin trains hard, Roper slacks off, endangering Sultan's carefully staged comeback.


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