By Director Jan Kadar. In this riveting film, the Reconstruction era comes alive for viewers. Gideon Jackson (Ali), once a black slave, returns home after the civil War a free man. The Union has won the war, but, in reality, the country still remains bitterly divided. How will the illiterate and propertyless Gideon utilize his newfound freedom? Can he ever hope to achieve real equality with his former white master? Muhammad Ali stars with Kris Kristofferson, Ron O Neal, Ossie Davis, and Grace Zabriskie. Entertainment Treasures (2010), Color, English, DVD discs: 1, Rated: Unrated. Run Time: 96 minutes.