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Murderball

Rating:R (for language and sexual content)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:July 8, 2005
Running time:86 minutes
Cast:Keith Cavill, Joe Soares, Mark Zupan
Director:Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
Producer:Jeff Mandel, Dana Adam Shapiro
Distributor:ThinkFilm

Description: Like any other great sports story, 'Murderball' features fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, dazzling athletic prowess, larger-than-life personalities and triumph over daunting odds. But murderball, the original name for the full-contact sport now known as quad rugby, is played by quadriplegics in armored wheelchairs. 'Murderball' is a story like no other, told by men who see the world from a different angle. Quad rugby players have suffered injuries that have left them with limited function in all four limbs. Whether by car wreck, gunshot, fist fight, rogue bacteria or any of an endless list of possible misadventures, quad rugby's young men have found their lives dramatically altered. Watching them in action -- both on court and off -- smashes every stereotype one has ever had about the handicapped. It also redefines what it is to be a man, what it is to live a full life, and what it is to be a winner.

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