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Heel Kick! (2017)

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Two backyard wrestlers decide to go pro. Unfortunately for them, they suck.

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Credited cast:
... Reggie
Chris Wilcox ... Maurice
... Roger
... Jared
... Liza
... Mona
Scotty Mac ... Himself
Kevin Hui ... Roy
Theo Francon ... Himself (as 'Ravenous' Randy Myers)
Sid Sylum ... Himself
Mackenzie Warner ... Marc
Alex Shamku ... Alex
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Mike Bottiglieri ... Himself / Wrestling Fan
Elliot Burchert ... Himself / Reggie's Boss
... Himself / Final Match Ref
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This 'documentary' chronicles the journey of wannabe pro-wrestlers, Reggie (Danny Mac) and Maurice (Chris Wilcox). Despite lacking any trace of athleticism, intelligence or drive, these backyard wrestlers are certain they'll become the next big thing in the business - no matter how many years they waste boozing or mooching off their parents. But after watching them procrastinate for a decade, Reggie's brother, Jared (Matthew Graham) has had enough of their tough-talk. He issues a challenge; join a wrestling school and prove they have what it takes. If they fail? Move out of mom's house, get a real job, and let the dream of squared-circle stardom die forever. Reggie can't wait to prove to his loving mother (Pam Kearns) and on-again/mostly-off-again girlfriend (Naiah Cummins) that his backyard "training" wasn't for nothing. But it won't be as easy as he thought; they'll find no sympathy from their trainers at the ECCW, and even less from Roger (Cooper Bibaud), the jaded filmmaker hired ...

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Unprofessional wrestling. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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19 January 2018 (USA)  »

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Heel Kick!  »

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CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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First movie directed by Danny Mac not to feature Samson Burke. See more »

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Humorlously Accurate
12 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

As an indy wrestler myself, I found this film portraying the story of many guys I have come across over the years. It's extreme accuracy is likely be very intriguing to a fan of pro wrestling; but to someone in the business, it exposes the dark truths. This movie is a comedy, yet it is cut from the same cloth as Mickey Rourke's, "The Wrestler". I could almost go as far to say it is a loosely based prequel. Indy wrestling is full of men who live at home with their parents because they can't hold a job. They truly believe THEY will "make it". These guys sit around and smoke pot, ignoring all of the disfuntional relationships in their lives. Heel Kick brings this to the screen in a comedic way; yet I found little to no humor in it. I praise the movie for it's accuracies, but this movie is another case of the trailer being funnier than the actual film.


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