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Genre  Documentary, Sport
Budget  300,000 USD
Country  United States
7.8/10 IMDb


Initial DVD release  November 29, 2005
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Language  English
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Director  Henry Alex Rubin Dana Adam Shapiro
Release date  July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08) (Limited) July 22, 2005 (2005-07-22)
Directors  Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
Cast  Joe Bishop (Himself), Keith Cavill (Himself), Andy Cohn (Himself), Scott Hogsett (Himself), Christopher Igoe (Himself)
Similar movies  Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, A View to a Kill, Foxcatcher, Rocky IV, Snatch

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Murderball is a 2005 American documentary film about athletes who are physically disabled who play wheelchair rugby. It centers on the rivalry between the Canadian and U.S. teams leading up to the 2004 Paralympic Games. It was directed by Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, and produced by Jeffrey V. Mandel and Shapiro. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature for the 78th Academy Awards. Murderball was the first MTV film released through ThinkFilm as well as Participant Media.

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UN screening

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The film was screened at the United Nations uncut. One of its stars, Mark Zupan, winced when describing how embarrassed he was to have his mother hear his remarks on the sex lives of persons with quadriplegia.

Production

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Murderball was shot on a low budget. The main camera used was a Panasonic AG-DVX100; a Sony PD150 was used to shoot some of the early interviews. The crew rigged a Sennheiser shotgun microphone to use as a boom, and relied heavily on Lavaliere wireless microphones as well. Available lighting was used almost exclusively. Additional light was provided using an inexpensive china ball. In one example of on-the-spot lighting, a flashlight was diffused using only a napkin.

Reception

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Murderball garnered almost universally positive reviews; it currently holds a 98% 'fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This film is also #1 on the Rotten Tomatoes countdown of the top sports movies. Murderball also received positive reviews from Hollywood.com and Roger Ebert, who said "This is one of those rare docs, like Hoop Dreams, where life provides a better ending than the filmmakers could have hoped for."


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