Seven days, 45 finalists, one World Champion. Shot on location in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rank takes us from the ranch to the arena for the struggle of the three highest-ranking bull riders ... See full summary »
Seven days, 45 finalists, one World Champion. Shot on location in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rank takes us from the ranch to the arena for the struggle of the three highest-ranking bull riders competing for the title of PBR World Champion. The three contenders: Justin McBride, a third generation bull rider; Mike Lee, 21 year-old born-again Christian and 34 year-old Brazilian Adriano Moraes, already a two-time PBR World Champion, who has been riding since the age of 18 and is now in the twilight of his bull riding career. This documentary brings the reality of this hazardous sport into focus for the first time. From preparations to ride through severe injuries and finally, victory for one: a gold belt buckle and a check for one million dollars. Written by
I saw this movie on IFC on television. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect because I had never heard of the movie before. I was pleasantly surprised. This documentary takes a look at something that I had heard a lot about (growing up in the South), but never really experienced first hand. The "behind-the-scenes" look at how all of the riders prepare, and how the PBR World Championships are actually run was really quite fascinating. (much more so than one might think) The amount of people that follow this sport was one thing that really surprised me. I won't give anything away, but believe me, if you enjoy stimulating documentaries that show an interesting perspective on a type of life that is unfamiliar to most people, you will enjoy this picture immensely.
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