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The Smashing Machine (2002)

 -  Documentary | Sport  -  May 2002 (USA)
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The original title of this movie was "The Specimen". That was Mark Kerr's original nickname and it was the title with which the movie was presented at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival. It was change to "The Smashing Machine" once it was picked-up by HBO. See more »

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All The Power & The Glory Of Being A Rock'Em/Sock'Em Robot!
23 June 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Meet Mark Kerr (more appropriately known as "The Smashing Machine") who, in 1999, ranked right up there as the absolute #1 Extreme Fighter in the entire world.

This documentary-DVD (from 2002) takes a close-up look at this big bruiser, Kerr, who (at 6' 1" & 263 lb) was a literal "Hulk", being quite able to bench press 425 lb & squat 550 lb.

Here the viewer gets a ring-side seat as a spectator to all of the bloodshed, all of the bashing, and all of the brutality. In these "no-holds-barred" mixed martial arts competitions Mark Kerr (like a human bulldozer) ultimately beats the living crap out of his mighty challengers who, right from the start, didn't stand a chance.

In between pulverizing his opponents and beating them to a pulp, Kerr seriously deals with his debilitating addiction to painkillers (opiates), as well as finding some time out for a rocky romance and, hopefully, some quality home-life.

All-in-all - The Smashing Machine is a fairly interesting documentary showcasing one man's insatiable drive to be the very best in a sport that's sure to leave the viewer awed by its physical brutality.

Believe me, this is definitely one show that isn't for the squeamish.... Yep. This is the real thing.


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