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Blood & Guts (1978)

A young athelete becomes the unlikely star of an itinerant wrestling troupe, and a rival promoter will go to any length to steal him away.


Paul Lynch


Joseph McBride (screenplay), William Gray (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Smith ... Dan O'Neil
Micheline Lanctôt ... Lucky Brown
Henry Beckman ... Red Henkel
Brian Patrick Clarke ... Jim Davenport (as Brian Clarke)
Ken James Ken James ... Harry Brown
John McFadyen John McFadyen ... Jake McCann
Vincent Bright Vincent Bright ... Vince
Shawn Houselander Shawn Houselander ... Pascal
Paul Richard Paul Richard ... Oscar
Reginald Love Reginald Love ... McCann's Man
Randy Johnston Randy Johnston ... McCann's Man
Dan Johnston Dan Johnston ... Kinski / The Demon
Jack Anthony ... Hufnagel
Judy Shapiro Judy Shapiro ... Laundromat Lady
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Scranton Bargirl


A young athelete becomes the unlikely star of an itinerant wrestling troupe, and a rival promoter will go to any length to steal him away.

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Winning is the best revenge.


Action | Drama


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Release Date:

15 September 1978 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Rasslin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Ayr, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)
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Many of the actors were local wrestlers from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where the film was shot. See more »

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It was not great but who cares it Starred William Smith!
5 April 2007 | by quidditchseeker7See all my reviews

OK, I agree the film was not great, but I only own a copy because I love actor William Smith! He starred in it and as long as I could fast forward past the rest of it to see him I could have cared a less. I only wanted to see Bill. Former bodybuilder, he looked awesome in that role and I still think he's awesome today at 73. While the film was not horrible it was a typical 70's film. At least one of which Bill was not a villain. I really enjoyed him in this part.

A friend recently transferred it to DVD for me, Hopefully one day it will be released on DVD.

Jazzcat :)

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