More than merely a sports documentary or an inspirational profile of triumph over adversity, "Murderball" offers a refreshing and progressive attitude toward disability while telling unforgettable stories about uniquely admirable people. It's ostensibly a film about quadriplegic rugby (or "Murderball," as it was formerly known), in which players with at least "some" loss of physical function in all four limbs navigate modified wheelchairs in a hardcore, full-contact sport that takes them all the way to the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, in 2004. But as we get to know paralyzed or amputee players on Team USA like Andy Cohn, Scott Hogsett, Bob Lujano and charismatic team spokesman Mark Zupan, we come to understand that quad rugby is a saving grace for these determined competitors, who battle Team Canada coach (and former Team USA superstar) Joe Soares en route to the climactic contest in Athens. Simply put, "Murderball" is the best film to date about living with a severe disability, but codirectors Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro avoid the sappy, inspirational sentiment that hampers nearly all mainstream films involving disability. By the time this blazing 85-minute film reaches its emotional conclusion, the issue of disability is almost irrelevant; these guys are as normal as anyone, and their life stories led to "Murderball" becoming the most critically acclaimed documentary of 2005. "--Jeff Shannon"
- Sales Rank: #49415 in DVD
- Brand: Velocity Home Entertment
- Model: TF53365
- Published on: 2005-11-01
- Released on: 2005-11-29
- Rating: R (Restricted)
- Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Formats: Color, NTSC
- Original language:
- Number of discs: 1
- Dimensions: .20 pounds
- Running time: 88 minutes
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Murderball - Rotten Tomatoes - Movies | Movie Trailers | Reviews
Better known as Wheelchair Rugby, Murderball is a game created by quadriplegic athletes that is every bit as aggressive as the name would lead one to expect; played
Murderball Trailer - YouTube
Movie Trailer for one of the best documentaries of the year. Murderball!
Murderball - YouTube
http://www.worththepopcorn.com/docume Murderball by Alex Rubin and Adam Shapiro. With Mark Zupan, Joe Soares and Keith Cavill.
Murderball (2005) - Plot Summary - IMDb
Murderball (2005) on IMDb: Quad rugby as played by the US team, between 2002 games in Sweden and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. Young men, most with spinal injuries
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Murderball - New York University
Medium: Film: On-Line Video: Keywords: Acculturation, Body Self-Image, Catastrophe, Communication, Depression, Disability, Empathy, Family Relationships, Father-Son
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