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Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston (2019)

Overcoming the seemingly insurmountable odds that life threw his way, Liston became heavyweight champion of the world when he knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1962. Eight years later, he died but friends questioned the cause of his death.

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Simon George

Writers:

Shaun Assael (developed from the book "The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights" by), Simon George
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Nigel Collins Nigel Collins ... Self - Former Editor-in-Chief, Ring Magazine
Helen-Jean Long Helen-Jean Long ... Self - Sonny's Niece
Jerry Izenberg ... Self - Journalist and Author
Mike Tyson ... Self - Former World Heavyweight Champion
Randy Roberts ... Self - Distinguished Professor of History, Purdue University
Hasan Jeffries Hasan Jeffries ... Self - Associate Professor of History, Ohio State University (as Dr Hasan Kwame Jeffries)
Don Majeski Don Majeski ... Self - Journalist
Leah Wright-Rigueur Leah Wright-Rigueur ... Self - Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University (as Dr Leah Wright-Rigueur)
Sonny Liston ... Self (archive footage)
Julius Griffin Julius Griffin ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Farrell Charles Farrell ... Self - Former Business Partner of Floyd Patterson / Self - Self-Confessed Former Fight Fixer
Willie Reddish Jr. Willie Reddish Jr. ... Self - Sonny's Friend
Wayne Bethea Wayne Bethea ... Self (archive footage)
Cleveland Williams Cleveland Williams ... Self (archive footage)
Roy Harris Roy Harris ... Self (archive footage)
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Overcoming the seemingly insurmountable odds that life threw his way, Liston became the heavyweight champion of the world when he knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1962. Just eight years later, his wife finds him dead in their Las Vegas home from a supposed heroin overdose. Suspicion as to the cause of death pervaded among those that knew him. Written by SHOWTIME

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The man. The mob. The mystery.


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Autocue is your friend Mike ! Wow for someone who is supposed to have an overly extended knowledge of the pugilistic arts, why oh why the none expression no passion reading off an autocue ? The ONLY blight on this great documentary !


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