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Murderball ★★★★ 2005 (R)

Fastpaced yet fluid film catches the warriors of Quad Rugby on and off the court. Quadriplegics candidly answer the questions people are afraid to ask them and boast about sexual escapades. Joe Soares has been a fierce American team leader until being cut from the roster due to his age. His revenge is to coach the Canadian team to their first victory over the U.S. in 12 years. Mark Zupan is the best U.S. player. We also witness breakthroughs for motorcross champ Keith Cavill as he returns home after months of rehabilitation. Attending a quad rugby demonstration, the thought of learning a new sport recharges Cavill. Powerful, must see film. 85m/C DVD . US USD: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro; C: Henry Alex Rubin; M: Jamie Saft.