The ship encounters an asteroid field and crashes on Earth killing all of the passengers except Cypher (who is wounded) and Kitai.
These two must get to a tracking beacon 1000 kilometers away from where they land to be rescued.
Their match is up and it is one of the most legendary bouts in American Sports History.
Clay is huge boxer and moves to dodge the small man's blows with dodging and absorbing.
It shows AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and its harsh realities are an expression of the way the world is.
A portion of the film has interviews with well known individuals including The Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, and musician Bono.
It's the display of Sam Cooke, the rhythm & blues singer, inspiring a nightclub audience to a close rage.