Tyson is a 1995 television film based on the life of American heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. Directed by Uli Edel, it is an adaptation of the 1989 book Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson by José Torres, former boxer and former chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. The film depicts events from Tyson's troubled childhood in Brooklyn through his conviction in 1992 for the rape of beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington. The film first aired on HBO on April 29, 1995. It stars George C. Scott as boxing manager/trainer Cus D'Amato, Paul Winfield as boxing promoter Don King, and Michael Jai White as Tyson.