Published: April 11, 2009
Joe Frazier’s face, so expressive in showing sadness, astonishment and anger, is the star of John Dower’s new documentary “Thrilla in Manila” (HBO, Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern), a look back at the third fight in the Frazier-Muhammad Ali trilogy.
Watch that face in this 90-minute film, which is Joe’s story.
Watch him watch the 14-round epic for the first time in the modest apartment he lives in above his gym in Philly. He has to look up from a chair to watch the tape.