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The Smashing Machine (2002)

R | | Documentary, Sport | May 2002 (USA)
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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.


John Hyams



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Credited cast:
Mark Kerr ... Self
Mark Coleman Mark Coleman ... Self
Dawn Staples Dawn Staples ... Self
Bas Rutten ... Self
Eddie Goldman Eddie Goldman ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Royce Gracie Royce Gracie ... Self
Ken Shamrock ... Self
Igor Vovchanchyn Igor Vovchanchyn ... Self


This is a documentary that follows M.M.A. great Mark Kerr, and his string of amazing victories in the ring.

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated R for violence, some language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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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Very interesting documentary
25 June 2004 | by gtbaddySee all my reviews

I rented the DVD of "Smashing Machine" because I remembered Howard Stern talking about how good it was on his radio show a few months back. Just to preface where my opinion is coming from, while I am interested in martial arts and have seen a few of the UFC specials on Pay-Per-View years ago, I am by no means an active fan who is current with these events or the fighters.

Before watching, I was a little worried that this movie might of been geared towards the fans, and since I had never even heard of Mark Kerr I thought it might be uninteresting. Glad to report I was wrong... I thought this movie was fantastic. It was partially a profile of Mark Kerr and partially showing the ins and outs of the Pride Fighting events. It was odd to see that these people that go in the ring and beat the life out of each other are just regular guys who go home to a family. I would recommend this movie to anyone that is interested by martial arts or fighting, I thought it was a great watch.

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May 2002 (USA) See more »

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The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Mark Kerr See more »

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