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The Crash Reel (2013)

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Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »

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Lucy Walker
12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Pearce ... Self
Shaun White ... Self
Mason Aguirre ... Self
Daniel Amen Daniel Amen ... Self
Sarah Burke ... Self
Rory Bushfield ... Self
Danny Davis Danny Davis ... Self
Kyla Donnelly Kyla Donnelly ... Self
Ellery Hollingsworth Ellery Hollingsworth ... Self
C.R. Johnson C.R. Johnson ... Self (as CR Johnson)
Scotty Lago Scotty Lago ... Self
Jack Mitrani Jack Mitrani ... Self
Luke Mitrani Luke Mitrani ... Self
Stephen Murray Stephen Murray ... Self
Adam Pearce Adam Pearce ... Self
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Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. We also celebrate Sarah Burke who crashed in Park City and died January 19, 2012. Written by Anonymous

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The film also premiered at the X Games on January 23, 2013 in Aspen as the first ever movie to play as a featured part of the event. See more »

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Down The Line
Written by José González (as Jose Gonzalez)
Performed by José González (as Jose Gonzalez)
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Compelling tense revealing personal journey
5 April 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Shaun White and Kevin Pearce have been friendly rivals since childhood. They have known each other since 9 or 10. Shaun has always won everything. However in the years leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Kevin has started to win some. It's a struggle to put in more dangerous high flying tricks. Then 49 days to the Olympics, Kevin suffers a harrowing injury practicing a tough trick. He barely survives while Shaun goes on to win the gold. As he gets better, he wants to snowboard once again despite the fears from everybody.

This is an eye opening documentary. First there is a pretty interesting remembrance of the rivalry between Shaun and Kevin. There is his family life and a simple retelling of his life leading up to the injury. After the injury, it seems to be a straight forward traditional inspirational feel good movie. Then it becomes a suspense as Kevin keeps trying to relive his past despite everybody fighting him. The tension is really high as we fear for another brain injury. This is a very compelling tense revealing personal journey.


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