or


[01/15/10 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Presents Award-Winning Film 'Facing Ali'
The documentary, about the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, premieres Monday, February 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Presents Award-Winning Film 'Facing Ali'

Muhammad Ali's Top Opponents Share Personal Stories Of How Facing 'The Champ' Left An Indelible Mark On Their Lives

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15 -- Spike TV presents the world television premiere of the award-winning documentary, "Facing Ali," Monday, February 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT). Produced by Derik Murray (Legends of Hockey), Network Entertainment and Lionsgate in association with Spike TV, the film is directed by Pete McCormack (Uganda Rising) and delves into the fascinating life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in and out of the ring through the eyes of those who fought him.

"Facing Ali" showcases ten of Muhammad Ali's acclaimed rivals, from Joe Frazier to George Foreman, paying tribute to perhaps the world's most beloved and inspiring athlete. Three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolized the sport for generations of fans. Now, many of his legendary opponents share the life-changing experience of facing Ali in the ring, and the profound lasting effect it had on their lives.

From the moment he captured the gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics, the fighter who first came to prominence as Cassius Clay electrified the world and transformed the sport. Charismatic, articulate, and often controversial, he became an influential figure of the burgeoning civil rights movement and a hero to millions around the world. Along with his prodigious talent, Ali was a master showman and a brilliant strategist as he often was so successful in getting inside his opponents' head.

With exclusive interviews and vintage footage, "Facing Ali" recreates his most unforgettable rivalries, and recounts his triumphs, tragedies and unstoppable spirit.

Appearances in "Facing Ali" include Muhammad Ali, George Chuvalo, Sir Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Ron Lyle, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, and Ernie Terrell.

"Facing Ali" first appeared in theaters in the summer of 2009 and was recently named one of the 15 films in the Documentary Feature category for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards´┐Ż. It also won the award for Most Popular Film in the Documentary category at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom ( VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press.





  [january 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[12/11/18 - 03:01 PM]
Ted Bundy Is the Subject of Netflix's Next Documentary Series
"Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," from director Joe Berlinger, premieres January 24.

[12/11/18 - 01:00 PM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Viewers, Demos
The Peacock narrowly holds off CBS in both categories.

[12/11/18 - 12:29 PM]
Official First Look: Hulu Original "Shrill"
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens and John Cameron Mitchell star in the series, due on Friday, March 15.

[12/11/18 - 12:21 PM]
Brenda Song, Mike Vogel & Dennis Haysbert Star in Netflix's "Secret Obsession"
The film follows a young woman who suffers amnesia after a violent attack, but when her memories start coming back, she no longer knows who to trust.

[12/11/18 - 12:08 PM]
Video: In 10 Days the Journey Begins - A New "Bird Box" Trailer Has Just Debuted!
The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 21 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S., and throughout Europe.

[12/11/18 - 12:05 PM]
The ABC Television Network Picks Up "Bless This Mess," New Single-Camera Comedy Starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard, to Series
The project was originally shot as a pilot for FOX earlier this year.

[12/11/18 - 12:01 PM]
truTV's Emmy(R)-Nominated Comedy "At Home with Amy Sedaris" Returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, February 19
Guest stars include Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Fred Armisen, Rose Byrne and more.

[12/11/18 - 11:17 AM]
EPIX(R) Dark Comedy "Get Shorty," From MGM Television, Renewed for Season Three with Premiere Slated for 2019
In season three, Miles (Chris O'Dowd) embraces more ruthless methods as he settles scores and attempts to climb the Hollywood ladder.

[12/11/18 - 11:12 AM]
Video: "Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski" - Netflix Trailer Debut
The Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary launches Friday, December 21.

[12/11/18 - 10:55 AM]
Whitney Thore Questions Career and Life Choices on a New Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Thore isn't holding anything back for the fifth season, premiering Tuesday, January 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/11/18 - 10:30 AM]
Discovery Family Introduces Young Viewers to a New Generation of Heroes in "Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy" Beginning Saturday, January 5
Additionally, beginning Saturday, December 29, viewers can catch a special two-part pre-premiere on Discovery Family GO.

[12/11/18 - 10:01 AM]
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom! Selena's Incredible Life Story Is Coming to Netflix as a Scripted Series!
"Selena: The Series" was developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family.

[12/11/18 - 09:50 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Investigates the Everyday Threat of Disastrous Bird Strikes in "Bird vs. Plane: Miracle on the Hudson"
The special premieres Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00/8:00c on Smithsonian Channel.

[12/11/18 - 07:03 AM]
Video: "Siempre Bruja: Always a Witch" - Date Announcement - Netflix
The series, due on February 1, will follow 18 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, in a desperate attempt to save her loved one, travels in time to present day Cartagena.

[12/11/18 - 07:01 AM]
Michaela Coel and John Goodman Star in "Black Earth Rising," An Intricate Thriller from the Creator of "The Honourable Woman"
All eight episodes of the gripping political thriller premiere January 25 on Netflix.