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Larry Golin (writer)
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February 1999 (USA) See more »
Eight Fighters. One Winner. No Rules. Behind the scenes of no-holds-barred fighting.
The fight ends when someone quits or is knocked unconscious. Don't look to the referee for help. If you get into trouble... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Rickson Gracie ... Himself
Burton Richardson ... Himself

Directed by
Robert Raphael Goodman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Golin  writer

Produced by
Larry Golin .... producer
Robert Raphael Goodman .... producer (as Rob Goodman)
Larry Perel .... executive producer
Allan Wachs .... co-producer
Original Music by
Sussan Deyhim 
Richard Horowitz 
Cinematography by
Jacek Laskus 
Film Editing by
Sandy Guthrie 
Production Management
Marji Cialli .... unit production manager
Adriano Civita .... production manager
Gary Kout .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregory Cundiff .... second unit director
Nobihisu Noda .... second unit director
Sound Department
Robert Dreebin .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Shapiro .... additional photographer: Brasil
Editorial Department
Glen Ebesu .... associate editor
Anthony Gore .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Mondo Diaz .... music editor
Other crew
Tim Clawson .... production executive

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98 min
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, 27 April 2004
Author: jimmy_the_grappler21 from Chicago, Illinois

The user who posted before sounds extremely biased. I have been into NHB/MMA fighting for a number of years. Rickson Gracie is now in his 40s. One cannot expect him to come out and fight the best fighters who are in their 20s. During his time, Rickson Gracie was the greatest fighter on the planet.

The movie is an awesome look at the life an NHB fighter during the early years of the sport. Rickson is one of the nicest people one could ever meet. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who is a fight fan. His style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something that leaves everyone in awe.

One thing I especially liked about this movie is the way they show Rickson training. He definitely has some very unorthodox training techniques to prepare for his fights.

A side note: His son who is shown in the movie with him, Rockson, died in a motorcycle accident a few years ago. Many believe this to be the nail in the coffin for Rickson's retirement from the sport.

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