Shout out to my Tyson La Familia…Ms. Rowe and the whole clique. This is way more than a documentary for us Brooklyn heads that were there along for the turbulent ride which is MIKE TYSON.
Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson’s earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his rollercoaster ride in the funhouse of worldwide fame and fortunes won and lost. It is the story of a legendary and uniquely controversial international athletic icon, a figure conjuring radical questions of race and class. In its depiction of a man rising from the most debased circumstances to unlimited
heights, destroyed by his own hubris, “Tyson” emerges as a modern day version of classic Greek tragedy.