Joe and Max

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  • PG-13
The year is 1936. America has fast become one of the world's most powerful nations on the platform of freedom and equality for all people. On the other side of the Atlantic, Hitler's Third Reich is steadily taking hold, systematically setting the stage for Aryan supremacy. read more

The year is 1936. America has fast become one of the world's most powerful nations on the platform of freedom and equality for all people. On the other side of the Atlantic, Hitler's Third Reich is steadily taking hold, systematically setting the stage for Aryan supremacy. Meanwhile, Joe Louis (Leonard Roberts) an up-and-coming prizefighter from Harlem, New York fights for his slice of the American dream: to become boxing's heavyweight champion. Standing in his way is German champ, Max Schmeling (Til Schweiger). Despite Schmeling's liberal and pacifist views, he is heralded by the Nazis as the perfect specimen of the perfect race. The world watched as their bouts took on epic proportions, but outside of public view, they forged a friendship that would transcend enemy lines. Based on a true story, from the director of Hoop Dreams, JOE AND MAX is an action-packed drama with thrilling re-creations of the legendary matches that rocked the world!

Original Release

03/03/2002

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Cast

Til Schweiger Max Schmeling
Leonard Roberts Joe Louis
Peta Wilson Anny Ondra
Richard Roundtree Jack Blackburn
John Toles-Bey John Roxborough
David Paymer Joe Jacobs
Jürgen Schornagel Max Machon
August Zirner David Lewin
Wilfried Hochholdinger Joseph Goebbels
Rolf Kanies Adolph Hitler
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steven James

Writers

Jason Horwitch

Cast

Til Schweiger Max Schmeling
Leonard Roberts Joe Louis
Peta Wilson Anny Ondra
Richard Roundtree Jack Blackburn
John Toles-Bey John Roxborough
David Paymer Joe Jacobs
Jürgen Schornagel Max Machon
August Zirner David Lewin
Wilfried Hochholdinger Joseph Goebbels
Rolf Kanies Adolph Hitler
Joachim Paul Assbock Gestapo Lieutenant
Clayton Nemrow Maitre D' Edward
Thomas Rösicke Bartender at Jack Dempsey's Bar
Garland Whitt John Roxborough
Mirjam Barner Joe's Black Mistress
Julia Horvath Floozy
Bruce Weitz Mike Jacobs
Siena Goines Marva Lewis
Paul Collins Jim Farley
Cole S. McKay Paolino Uzcudun

Producers

Mike Karz Executive Producer
Brad Krevoy Executive Producer
Klaus Rettig Executive Producer
Gerhard Schmidt Executive Producer
Lisa Demaine Producer
Kelli Konop Producer
Brad Krevoy Producer
Julie Lynn Producer
Klaus Rettig Producer
Adam Richman Producer

Editors

Norman Buckley

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