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Directed by Walter Hill
Produced by Walter Hill
Wesley Snipes
Brad Krevoy
Written by David Giler,
Walter Hill
Starring Wesley Snipes
Ving Rhames
Peter Falk
Michael Rooker
Jon Seda
Wes Studi
Fisher Stevens
Dayton Callie
Amy Aquino
and Master P
Ed Lover
Denis Arndt
Johnny Williams
Music by Stanley Clarke, TQ
Cinematography Lloyd Ahern II
Editing by Freeman A. Davies
Phil Norden
Distributed by Miramax
Release date(s) August 23, 2002
Running time 96 min.
Country USA/Germany
Language English
Followed by Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

Undisputed is a 2002 action thriller drama movie released through Miramax. The film starred and was co-produced by Wesley Snipes, directed by Walter Hill, and written by David Giler and Walter Hill, who is probably best known as the writer/director of 48 Hours and Streets of Fire, but had most recently directed Supernova. He co-wrote the film with David Giler, with whom he had previously collaborated on the Alien series and Southern Comfort. A Direct to video sequel without any of the original cast members Undisputed II: Last Man Standing was released in 2006.



In this film that is surely reminiscent of the real-life events of Mike Tyson and Desiree Washington, George "Iceman" Chambers (Rhames), the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world, is convicted of rape and sentenced to prison; which turns his world upside down. Apparently, the warden allows a limited amount of boxing to take place at the prison, and an old-time con, Mendy Ripstein (Falk) arranges a fight between Chambers and the undisputed prison boxing champion, Monroe Hutchen (Snipes), who is the top ranked prison boxing champ 10 years running. Immediately there is bad blood with Chambers not wanting to be second to anyone which leads to a lunch room fight between the men. Ripstein, who is a true historian and lover of boxing, arranges worldwide betting on the big fight to see who is the real undisputed champ.



A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on March 5, 2002 by Universal Records. It peaked at #101 on the Billboard 200 and #41 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

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