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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.

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John Hyams
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Cast

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

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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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USA

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English

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May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Solaris See more »
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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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Everything a documentary should be.
17 January 2003 | by sr4nierSee all my reviews

A compelling and poignant piece on the life and times of ultimate fighter Mark Kerr. Every fan and non-fan of this great sport should watch this. Kerrs' rise and subsequent fall and eventual comeback was both exciting and sad.

The man himself is an enigma in the sense that outside the ring, well quite frankly, I don't think you could meet a nicer person. Inside the ring however, he at one point was literally the "baddest man on the planet".As dominant as anyone who ever competed. In his prime, complete power and destruction was what he brought to the events he competed in.


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