Paul Newman nailed his performance in this movie, but it wasn’t supposed to be him in the starring role. Tragedy in Hollywood led to one of the big breaks in Newman’s early career.
“I’m gonna torture him. I’m gonna crucify him. Real bad.” – Mr. T as Clubber Lang
“This guy don’t just want to win, you know. He wants to bury you, he wants to humiliate you, he wants to prove to the whole world that you was nothing but some kind of a… a freak the first time out.” – Burgess Meredith as Mickey
Burns puts together the life and career of one of the great boxers of all time.