Joe and Max

Joe and Max

Director: Steve James Cast: Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, Peta Wilson


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In the 1930s and '40s, the rivalry between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling was one of the greatest in the history of professional boxing. Louis was one of the first African-Americans to win the Heavyweight championship, and he was a great symbol of hope and achievement for blacks before the advent of the Civil Rights Movement, while Schmeling was a German who many Nazi supporters cited as an example of the innate superiority of the Aryan race. However, what few people knew is that despite their rivalry in the ring, between bouts Louis and Schmeling were good friends, and that Schmeling was not only never a member of the Nazi party, but spurned the attention of Adolf Hitler and helped save the lives of several Jews during the Nazi pogroms. Joe and Max is a made-for-cable drama based on the true story of the friendship of Joe Louis (played by Leonard Roberts) and Max Schmeling (Til Schweiger), and Schmeling's secret heroism during World War II. The supporting cast includes Peta Wilson, Richard Roundtree, and Bruce Weitz.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
UPC: 0043396463660
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 60,942

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonard Roberts Actor
Til Schweiger Actor
Peta Wilson Actor
John Toles-Bey John Roxborough

Technical Credits
Steve James Director
Jeff Beal Score Composer
Norman Buckley Editor
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas Gottschalk Executive Producer
Jason Horwitch Screenwriter
Chester Kaczenski Production Designer
Mike Karz Executive Producer
Kelli Konop Producer
Brad Krevoy Executive Producer
Julie Lynn Co-producer
Valerie McCaffrey Casting
Valerie McCaffrey Casting
Klaus Rettig Producer
Adam Richman Co-producer
Earl Rose Songwriter
Gerhard Schmidt Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Joe and Max
1. Chapter 1 [9:01]
2. Chapter 2 [8:32]
3. Chapter 3 [10:04]
4. Chapter 4 [8:37]
5. Chapter 5 [10:57]
6. Chapter 6 [10:32]
7. Chapter 7 [10:12]
8. Chapter 8 [8:16]
9. Chapter 9 [10:53]
10. Chapter 10 [9:16]
11. Chapter 11 [7:41]
12. Chapter 12 [9:32]

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