Ring of Fire - The Emile Griffith Story
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Ring of Fire - The Emile Griffith Story
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story documents one of the most shocking and brutal events in the history of boxing. During a bout against Benny Paret in 1962, Griffith beat the man so badly that Paret died from the injuries sustained in the ring. This tragic incident becomes more complex when one learns that before the fight Paret made a derogatory comment about Griffith's possible homosexual orientation. The bout was televised nationally. The film includes footage from the fight as well as interviews with Griffith himself, journalists, historians, and others. This film played at the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"You'll be haunted."
‑ , Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A winner."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Ring of Fire is not about boxing. It's about the importance of tolerance and the power of forgiveness."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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