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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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Dale Cook ... Himself - Fight Manager
Wayne Emons ... Himself
Gerard Gordeau ... Himself
Helio Gracie ... Himself
Kim Gracie ... Herself
Kron Gracie ... Himself
Rickson Gracie ... Himself
Royler Gracie ... Himself
Todd Hayes ... Himself
Koichiro Kimura ... Himself
Yuki Nakai ... Himself
Craig Pittman ... Himself
Burton Richardson ... Himself
Yoshinari Watanabe ... Himself - Coach
Yoshihisa Yamamoto ... Himself
Rei Zulu ... Himself (archive footage)

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
Location Management
Marcelo Torres .... location manager
Music Department
Mondo Diaz .... music editor
Other crew
Tim Clawson .... production executive

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98 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
insight to a living legend, 21 March 2007
Author: shanec12354 from United Kingdom

rickson has managed to do exactly what he set out to do and that is to portray himself as a fighting legend, he has won countless grappling tournaments in his career and he picked his nhb career perfectly helping to promote bjj across the world just as Bruce lee did with kung fu all them years ago. rickson has done just as much for the gracie name as royce did, but by taking far less risks. is rickson the best fighter on the planet? of course he isn't but he never lost so hell always have that mystique just as Bruce lee has.

The japan open 2 that rickson fights in isn't the toughest tourny in the world but it was still no rules unlike mma is today. i think this film gives a good insight into the mind of a master of a martial art who is willing to put his families reputation on the line . i enjoyed seeing rickson personality's rather then the fighting and i believe that is what most fans of mma will want to see, a little of rickson personality sorry for any bad grammar, i left school early

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