Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson
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Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson
Barbara Kopple's film, made for network television, covers the early (and most fascinating) portion of boxer Mike Tyson's career. Shot while Tyson was serving a prison sentence in the wake of his 1991 rape conviction, the film considers how a fighter with such ferocious skills could allow personal demons to bring him down. Tyson's turbulent youth on the mean streets of Brooklyn (he was arrested at age 13), his tutelage by legendary trainer Cus D'Amato (who literally took in the abandoned teenager), his sympathetic management by Jim Jacobs, and his attempts to control his temper… More
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