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Force of the Spirit (2005)

Force of the Spirit is a documentary about courage and triumph in the face of adversity. Jean Jacques Machado, born without a functioning left hand, overcomes all challenges to become one ... See full summary »

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Joe Zimmerman

Writer:

Joe Zimmerman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Donahue ... Reporter (Bonus Footage)
Jean Jacques Machado Jean Jacques Machado ... Himself
John Machado ... Himself
Richie Parker Richie Parker ... Himself
Ronnie Winch Ronnie Winch ... Narrator
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Force of the Spirit is a documentary about courage and triumph in the face of adversity. Jean Jacques Machado, born without a functioning left hand, overcomes all challenges to become one of the world's greatest hand-to-hand combat grapplers. This is the legendary story of a world champion. Awe-inspiring and inspirational, Machado demonstrates that it's not what's on the outside that determines a person, but rather what's on the inside. His story confirms that dreams can come true when you're willing to confront the challenges life deals you. With never before seen footage, witness evolution's most advanced warrior, his extraordinary fighting art and his influence on the lives of others who found encouragement by his example. Written by Zimmerman, Joe (I)

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Fighting over 200 opponents is incredible. Fighting them with only 1 hand is impossible!

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Success despite overwhelming odds.
11 June 2006 | by jackiesglassSee all my reviews

Great inspirational true story of phenomenal success, despite tremendous handicap. Physically challenged athlete attains not only championship caliber in his field but in personal achievement as well. A hero and role-model for all in every way - not just in sports and not just for the unusually challenged.

Well written and well narrated. Fascinating for all ages, but especially for those needing a bit of inspiration to attain ones lofty goals (and isn't that each of us at one time or another).

This would be a perfect movie for kids in all kinds of athletic programs, any kind of competitions such as academic or gaming. Another great use of this movie would be for people who have lost motivation to work a little harder for success than their neighbor or friends - a real boost for the "underdog". A lesson in "anything's achievable" if you believe and work and hard.


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