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Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games

Plot: Fists of Freedom examines one of the 20th century’s most memorable moments — the dramatic “Black Power” demonstration of American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the victory stand at the 1968 Summer games in Mexico City. Using rare footage, archival photos and interviews with key figures from the era, revisit a pivotal event in American history
Release Date: Thursday, August 12 1999
24 years ago
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Cast

Portrait of Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber was
31 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Narrator (voice)'.
Wed, Oct 04 1967
Portrait of Neil AmdurNeil Amdur
Neil Amdur was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Bob BeamonBob Beamon
Bob Beamon was
52 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Thu, Aug 29 1946
Portrait of Ralph BostonRalph Boston
Ralph Boston was
60 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Tue, May 09 1939
Portrait of Avery BrundageAvery Brundage
Avery Brundage would have been no older than
87 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Tue, Sep 27 1887 –
Thu, May 08 1975
Portrait of John CarlosJohn Carlos
John Carlos was
54 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Tue, Jun 05 1945
Portrait of John CoatsworthJohn Coatsworth
John Coatsworth was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Hal ConnollyHal Connolly
Hal Connolly was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Willie DavenportWillie Davenport
Willie Davenport was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson was
40 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Thu, Oct 23 1958
Portrait of Harry EdwardsHarry Edwards
Harry Edwards was
56 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Sun, Nov 22 1942
Portrait of George ForemanGeorge Foreman
George Foreman was
50 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Mon, Jan 10 1949
Portrait of Dick FosburyDick Fosbury
Dick Fosbury was
52 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Thu, Mar 06 1947 –
Sun, Mar 12 2023
Portrait of Bud GreenspanBud Greenspan
Bud Greenspan was
72 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Sat, Sep 18 1926 –
Sat, Dec 25 2010
Portrait of Allen GuttmanAllen Guttman
Allen Guttman was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Erv HallErv Hall
Erv Hall was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Lee EvansLee Evans
Lee Evans was
52 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Tue, Feb 25 1947 –
Wed, May 19 2021
Portrait of Lyndon B. JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson would have been no older than
64 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Thu, Aug 27 1908 –
Mon, Jan 22 1973
Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. would have been no older than
39 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Tue, Jan 15 1929 –
Thu, Apr 04 1968
Portrait of Rafer JohnsonRafer Johnson
Rafer Johnson was
64 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Sat, Aug 18 1934 –
Wed, Dec 02 2020
Portrait of Jesse OwensJesse Owens
Jesse Owens would have been no older than
66 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
Fri, Sep 12 1913 –
Mon, Mar 31 1980
Portrait of Al OerterAl Oerter
Al Oerter was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self (archive footage)'.
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Portrait of Art SimburgArt Simburg
Art Simburg was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Ken NoelKen Noel
Ken Noel was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
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Portrait of Paul HoffmanPaul Hoffman
Paul Hoffman was
53 in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
as 'Self'.
Sun, Apr 21 1946

Crew

Portrait of George RoyGeorge Roy
Director, Editor, Producer
George Roy was
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Portrait of Ken WooKen Woo
Director of Photography
Ken Woo was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Tony SmallsTony Smalls
Director of Photography
Tony Smalls was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of G. John SlagleG. John Slagle
Director of Photography
G. John Slagle was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of David PrykeDavid Pryke
Director of Photography
David Pryke was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Rob NewmanRob Newman
Director of Photography
Rob Newman was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Steven SternSteven Stern
Producer, Writer
Steven Stern was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Ross GreenburgRoss Greenburg
Executive Producer
Ross Greenburg was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Jack RaybinJack Raybin
Associate Producer
Jack Raybin was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Brian KeaneBrian Keane
Original Music Composer
Brian Keane was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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Portrait of Holly PetermanHolly Peterman
Production Manager
Holly Peterman was
>> in Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games.
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