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This is a documentary that follows M.M.A. great Mark Kerr, and his string of amazing victories in the ring. | Add synopsis »
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  (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 Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
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
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
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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Great Study on MMA!!!, 30 September 2004
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

Mark Kerr is the main focus of this film, and it deals with his incredible rise from a wrestler, to one of the elite members of Mixed Martial Arts. Though Mark is at the top of his game, his need for pain relief grows to extremes, and other troubles soon arise. This documentary on "ultimate fighting," features many great Pride fighters like Igor Vovchanchyn, Vanderlei Silva, Mark Coleman and Renzo Gracie. Bas Rutten ultimately steals the show, though Mark is truly a specimen of massive power. The film manages to get in the very midst of the Pride tournament, and fans of Vale Tudo events would love to see such great shots and interviews of their favorite fighters. The film is very violent, though the athletes involved have the utmost technique and dedication for their martial art form. Truly a very unique type of person could be involved in these events, and the film captures that perfectly. Hopefully with this film, people will begin to appreciate the technique and sport, rather than just viewing it as fighting.

A 10 ****

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