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The Big Blow

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Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of a giant hurricane that flattened Galveston, Texas in 1900. Local black champion Little Arthur must go head-to-head not only against prejudiced social and relational divides, but with a ringer from Chicago – Jim McBride – a dirty-fighting racist hired by the local Sporting Club to do one thing: Kill Little Arthur and restore the championship to a white fighter. As with the real Jack Johnson, Little Arthur further defies social constructs by being in a forbidden relationship with a white woman. Based on a Joe Landsdale novella that is inspired by the real life story of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion.
Johnson was recently granted a posthumous pardon by President Donald Trump from his conviction for violating the Mann Act in 1910 at the height of the Jim Crow era in the USA.

Details

Year
2018
Director
Reinaldo Marcus Green
Producer
Giannina Scott, Ridley Scott
Screenwriter
Oren Moverman (adaptation), Joe Landsdale (novella)

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Last updated 6th June 2018

Production Company

Scott Free Films
42-44 Beak Street
London
W1F 9RH
+44 20 7437 3163
+44 20 7437 7426
http://www.rsafilms.com