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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mark Kerr ... Himself
Mark Coleman ... Himself
Dawn Staples ... Herself

Bas Rutten ... Himself
Eddie Goldman ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Royce Gracie ... Himself
Ken Shamrock ... Himself
Igor Vovchanchyn ... Himself

Directed by
John Hyams 
 
Produced by
Josh Fagin .... associate producer
Neil Fazzari .... co-producer
Kevin Goodman .... executive producer
Jon Greenhalgh .... producer
John Hyams .... co-producer
Frederico Lapenda .... associate producer
Mike Masone .... associate producer
Jerry McFadden .... executive producer (as Gerald McFadden)
Gavin O'Connor .... executive producer
Greg O'Connor .... executive producer (as Gregory O'Connor)
Michael A. Robinson .... executive producer (as Michael Robinson)
Stephen Schlueter .... co-producer (as Steve Schlueter)
 
Original Music by
Boxhead Ensemble 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Schlueter 
 
Film Editing by
John Hyams 
Jordan Mokriski 
 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Fazzari .... sound recordist
Nicholas Montgomery .... sound designer
John Moros .... assistant sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Magnuson .... camera operator
 
Thanks
Steven Bochco .... special thanks
Peter Hyams .... special thanks
John Sloss .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Extreme Fighter Mark Kerr" - USA (DVD box title)
"The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Mark Kerr" - USA (cable TV title)
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Rated R for violence, some language and drug content
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Australia:93 min
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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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Very watchable of the rise and fall of a monster., 7 December 2005
Author: dilbertsuperman from Baghdad

This is a man who proves every man's worst enemy is himself.

This is a great behind the scenes look at the ugly side of what it takes to be a MMA warrior and stay one. Mark discovers that what brought him to the top is going to chew him up and spit him out unless he makes some serious changes in his life. Addictions to pain killers and too much partying used to give him an edge of not feeling pain. His relationship used to be the crutch that would hold him up till the next fight. Fame and pressure to stay at the top makes everything different and more demanding.

All of a sudden he is very alone at the top and realizes he's just not able to do it by himself, never realizing he's the one making that decision he can't do it so he obviously was fooling himself all along.

He has to decide between being tough and living rough to be the champion or caving in to the demands of his manipulative obsessive girlfriend and taking the easy way out to chumpville with the rest of us mortals.

It was awesome seeing the scenes with Bas Rutten reacting to what he saw happening with Mark. As Mark described it -it's weird when everyone else can see what you are doing wrong except you- and that's exactly the place where he was in this movie because he is in a co-dependent relationship with a negative controlling woman. Their relationship is based on his own loneliness, depression and emotional weakness and fueled by her jealousy and fear. The reason they were together is because both shared the same bad habits and loneliness and an attraction to the escape that the other one offered. Unfortunately, people that meet because they share bad habits, tend to only make it worse on both of them.

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