Picks and Pans Review: Knockout: Hollywood's Love Affair with Boxing

updated 04/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

American Movie Classics (Thurs., April 26, 8 P.M. ET)


Anthony Quinn narrates a strikingly written appreciation of boxing movies. Scenes from Body and Soul, Champion, Quinn's own Requiem for a Heavyweight, Rocky, Raging Bull and other films are interspersed with actual boxing clips of Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali and others. Unfortunately there's one other ingredient: a parade of commentators making empty observations. They serve only to rope-a-dope what could have been an intriguing subject.

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