Murderball (2005)

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Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.


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  • Scott Hogsett and Andy Cohn in Murderball (2005)
  • Henry Alex Rubin at an event for Murderball (2005)
  • John Singleton at an event for Murderball (2005)
  • Mark Zupan at an event for Murderball (2005)
  • Scott Hogsett and Andy Cohn in Murderball (2005)
  • Back row: Henry-Alex Robin and Dana Adam Shapiro, co-directors of "Murderball" Front row: Joe Soares, Mark Zupan and Jeff Mandel, producer of "Murderball"

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5 February 2005 | rnorman9
Great, Involving, Inspirational Look At Real People Kicking Ass.
This was a terrific documentary about the sport of Quad Rugby - Murderball, as it is unofficially known - that is, quadriplegic athletes in tank-like wheelchairs, kicking ass and taking names. The film doesn't show them as saints, just as real people with real stories and almost all fed up with society patronizing them. Ultimately the film packs a real emotional punch and will likely get you wanting to know more about many of the people you meet here and what happens to them after the credits roll. It may even inspire you to watch this sport live if you get a chance to do so or at least follow it. I hope this film gets the release it deserves as I think it has serious breakout potential. Based on its' award at the Sundance Festival in 2005, positive word of mouth could be considerable. 9/10

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Budget:

$1,750,211 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,286 10 July 2005

Gross USA:

$1,531,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,751,895

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