Tyson Movie

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Who's Involved:

James Toback, Mike Tyson

Release Date:

Friday, April 24 , 2009

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m

"Tyson" is acclaimed indie director James Toback's stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Toback allows Tyson to reveal himself without inhibition and with eloquence and a perva...

Tyson Plot: What's the story?

"Tyson" is acclaimed indie director James Toback's stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Toback allows Tyson to reveal himself without inhibition and with eloquence and a pervasive vulnerability. Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson's earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his rollercoaster ride in the funhouse of worldwide fame and fortunes won and lost. It is the story of a legendary and uniquely controversial international athletic icon, a figure conjuring radical questions of race and class. In its depiction of a man rising from the most debased circumstances to unlimited heights, destroyed by his own hubris, "Tyson" emerges as a modern day version of classic Greek tragedy.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Tyson?

  1. The potential pickup would be one of the most high-profile pickups at Cannes this year (05/29/08).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Tyson?

A look at the Tyson behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Toback last directed When Will I Be Loved. The film's writer James Toback last wrote Beyond the Sea and When Will I Be Loved.

Screenwriter

James Toback

Producer

James Toback

Production Companies

Production Timeline: When did the Tyson come together?

On or about March 11, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.

Tyson Release Date: When was it released?

Tyson was released in 2009 on Friday, April 24, 2009 in limited movie theaters. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Fighting, Obsessed and The Soloist.
United States
April 24, 2009 Limited
Canada
April 24, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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