DocumentaryExecutive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, The Game Changers follows James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — whose world is turned upside down when he discovers a group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers mixes real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet — and it’s backed by them too — with additional EPs including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Chris Paul. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.
DramaInvincible is the inspiring true story of Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against extraordinary odds, gets a one-in-a-gazillion shot at living every sports fan's wildest fantasy. Like the city he lives in and his beloved hometown NFL team, the down-and-out Vince (Mark Walhberg, The Italian Job) has seen better days. But then the Philadelphia Eagles' new coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine) calls an unprecedented open tryout, and the 30-year-old bartender who never played college ball makes the cut. Now Vince needs every bit of his gritty, never-say-die attitude and enormous heart to survive in the high-stakes world of professional football. Heartfelt and triumphant, and filled with body-slamming NFL football action, Invincible will have you on your feet cheering for the scrappy underdog who helped his team rediscover its winning spirit, and in the process rallied a city when it needed it most.
DramaRAGING BULL is director Martin Scorsese's lacerating film biography of middleweight boxing champion Jake La Motta, who was known during his brief reign as 'The Bronx Bull.' La Motta (played with extraordinary brilliance by Robert De Niro) had early lessons in life: to steal and to fight. His aggression in the ring was a means of combating deep-seated anxieties and emotional fears. This determination and rage turned him from a young hoodlum into a champion. But his drive for the title, his brutality outside of the ring and his almost-psychotic sexual jealousy will destroy his marriage to Vickie (Cathy Moriarty) and his deepest friendships. After Vickie leaves him, a final violent confrontation with his patient, supportive brother and manager, Joey (Joe Pesci) -and the loss of his title, La Motta begins a downward slide.
Action & AdventureGumball 3000 Coast to Coast is a high speed action packed adventure full of high jinx antics filmed during the 8 days of the 2009 Gumball Rally from Los Angeles to Miami. From 'sandal skating on the freeway' to wild penthouse parties this road trip offers viewers a unique passenger ride experience on the worlds most exclusive road trip. Featuring over 100 amazing supercars; including a gold-plated $1.8 million Bugatti Veyron, custom Rolls Royce Phantoms, the world's fastest production car, the SSC Aero, the latest Nissan GT-R, Maximillion's ultra rare Jaguar XJ220S and more Ferraris, McLaren SLR's, Aston Martins, Bentleys and Lamborghinis than you've ever seen before! So buckle up alongside NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, MTV Dirty Sanchez's Matt Pritchard, the fire breathing Fuel Girls, Cypress Hill s DJ Muggs, rock band Avenged Sevenfold, skateboarding supreme Tony Hawk, supermodel Caprice, British indie band The Enemy and UAE Royal Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani as they drive, party and endure
DramaThe studio that brought you Remember The Titans now delivers another winner with this exciting and inspirational true story of the team that changed college basketball -- and the nation -- forever! Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama) stars as future Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins of tiny Texas Western University, who bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup. In a turbulent time of social and political change, their unlikely success sends shock waves through the sport that follow the underdog Miners all the way to an epic showdown with all-white, #1 ranked Kentucky for the National Championship!
ComedyWhen Phil Cope (Malcolm Terris), the manager of the England football team, suffers a heart attack during the qualifying rounds of the World Cup, the Football Association opts to replace him with Norwich FC manager Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson). Followed everywhere he goes by a documentary crew, Bassett gets off to a rocky start when his boys lose to Poland, and he doesn't fare much better in games against Belgium and Slovenia. The press are against him, and the country as a whole seems to have little hope for the national team, but can Bassett do the impossible and turn the lads' game around?
Murray Wais, Steve Winter, Scott Gaffney, David Zieff & Rob Bruce
Sports“McConkey” is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, “McConkey” celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators.
DramaA high-energy summer teenage drama, set against the backdrop of the exciting American Supercross Leagues, the story of two brother’s who dream of being the best and beating the rest. Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Vegas Motocross Championships by storm. One of the most exciting teen movies of the year, if you are the girlfriend of a Supercross rider you had just better try to keep up!
Kids & FamilyMary-Kate and Ashley star as soccer-playing sisters who scheme to trade teams by secretly trading places. But as the plan unfolds, there's chaos on and off the field. With clever schemes, hilarious mix-ups and non-stop action all part of the game, Mary-Kate and Ashley are in for some fancy footwork in their all-new feature-length movie!
DocumentaryHailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. Eschewing fame, sponsors and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit, this rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until age 94. Spoken in hushed tones around campfires, Fred Beckey’s name has evoked simultaneous adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. He pioneered the freewheeling American “Dirtbag” lifestyle–defined as one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic life of outdoor adventure–leaving a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. A scholar and author of essential climbing guides, an environmentalist ahead of his time, a polarizing figure and an inspiration to all who yearn to live life on their own terms, this iconic mountaineer has remained shrouded in my
Kids & FamilyOne the most uplifting, feel-good movies of the year, The Miracle of Saint Ralph is an inspirational, funny and heart-warming story of one boy's triumph over adversity.
Ralph Walker, a normal 14 year-old boy, is desperate to help his seriously ill mother, but is told it will take a miracle for her to recover. Ordered to join the school running club, Ralph finds the miracle he's been looking for and sets himself the challenge of winning one of the world's toughest races - The Boston Marathon.
DramaHitler's Aryan policies and increasing racial discrimination against the Jews, led the USA to threaten a boycott of the 1936 Olympic Games. The Americans insisted that Nazi Germany must allow Jews onto their team and specifically demanded the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth - The Reader, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), who was the leading high jumper of her time. The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team but to ensure that she doesn't win gold they also include a mysterious German rival, the unknown Marie Ketteler (Sebastian Urzendowsky). Like Gretel, Marie is also an outsider within the German team and both athletes soon form a strong bond of friendship and mutual support. But Marie hides a dark secret known only by the Nazi elite, a secret so dangerous it could completely undermine their Olympics success. Their high jump coach, a ruthless Nazi, uses every means possible to undermine Gretel's preparations and destroy her confi
DocumentaryRunning for his life. The unforgettable epic tale of an Indian boy from the slums with the gift of nearly superhuman athletic endurance. At 2, Budhia Singh is sold by his mother to a street hawker but then rescued by a larger-than-life sports coach who runs an orphanage for slum kids. When Budhia displays an uncommon talent for long-distance running, Biranchi nurtures his gift, heralding him as a folk hero for the impoverished masses. By age 4, Budhia has already completed a stunning 48 full marathons, but after the wonderkid collapses during his world record run, public opinion begins to turn on his guru and disciple, and soon the two are swept up in a maelstrom of controversy and political scandal.
Action & AdventureMike Tyson: controversial, ferocious, savage, brutal. For the first time legendary heavyweight boxing champion Iron Mike talks LIVE to Steve Bunce about his shocking and violent life. Saved from the gutter and moulded into the Baddest Man on the Planet, Tyson is as explosive on stage as he was in the ring. From the street crime to the ear biting and the fights through to the uncensored truth, this story will rip out your heart. In this once-in-a-lifetime official expose, hear how burning ambition, unimaginable wealth, violence and tragedy shaped the man who became of the most controversial sporting icons of all time. Packed with exclusive bonus features, dont miss out on the most revealing sports story of the year.
DocumentaryIn 2014, the World Cup will be hosted by Brazil, the most successful country in the history of football which boasts some of the greatest ever players. Join us as we follow ten of the best players that will thrill and set the 2014 World Cup alight. From the breathtaking skills of Cristiano Ronaldo to the brilliance of Wayne Rooney, we’ll guide you through the virtuosity and characteristics of each player, featuring fantastic footage and insightful and exclusive interviews with football’s experts. Prepare for fever pitch and a competition that will mesmerise and exhilarate football fans around the world.
DocumentaryBorn Strong is the story of the four strongest men on the planet. Each year, the Arnold Strongman Classic crowns the winner in the purest test of strength on the planet. This year’s Arnolds are unique with each of these four weighing more than 400 pounds. Lithuanian Zydrunas Savickas, 40, is the acknowledged Strongest Man Ever, who may have passed his prime. American Brian Shaw is the defending champion, a 6’8’, 425-pound giant who seems poised to take the crown. England’s Eddie Hall is “the hungry wolf, ” knocking on the door. “I’ll do anything, ” he says. “I’ll die, if I have to. ” Finally, there’s Icelander Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays the Mountain on Game of Thrones. He’s the youngest of the group, but with perhaps the greatest potential. “It’s great to see these Monsters, ” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, the host of the competition and a former bodybuilding champion. Born Strong revels in the drama when these remarkable giants clash. Only one will wi
Documentary"Pelé Forever" traces the life and career of the greatest football player of all time, from his poor childhood growing up in a little city, up to the present. This documentary includes Pelé's greatest achievements, titles, interesting facts about his life, never before seen footage, and testimonials from personalities like Zito, Pepe, Zagalo, Tostão, Rivelino, Carlos Alberto, and several others.
SportsThat First Glide, filmed and directed by Mike Waltze, takes us on an informative and thrilling ride into the world of SUP, or Stand Up Paddle. This documentary covers the little known origins of the sport and follows it's evolution all the way up to today's massive wave of global interest that is making SUP the fastest growing water sport in the world. Some of the original old timers in early Waikiki, as well as today's greatest water men, share their stories of how this sport changed their lives and how it has progressed into a sport that anyone can enjoy at any level. The film includes breath taking footage from Hawaii, Fiji, and Tahiti.
DramaNicole & Jasmine are two teenagers who bond over a mutual obsession for Premiership footballer, Lee Cassidy. Fuelled by their fantasy of meeting him, they track him down and before they know it their dream has become a nightmare.
DocumentaryIn the early ‘90s, writer John Healy was a star, on international TV, in the national press, constantly being interviewed about his first book, The Grass Arena. There was much about him that made him appealing to the media, not least a sense of danger. John Healy wasn’t just another award-winning author. He had a history of violence. And it seemed destined to follow him. The son of Irish immigrants, Healy lived rough on the streets of London for fifteen years, fighting and stealing to survive; a slave to alcohol, any alcohol – wine, strong cider, surgical spirits. Then he discovered chess. This became his new addiction. Alcohol was left behind. He became a rated chess player and a famous writer, for a time the darling of the British media. Then John Healy disappeared. Stories emerged to fill the vacuum, dark stories; he’d made threats of awful violence towards his publishers – he was mentally ill – a psychopath. Film maker Paul Duane avidly followed these rumours. Healy’s
DramaThe joint winner of the prestigious Silver Bear award at the 1991 Berlin Film Festival (where it tied with The Silence of the Lambs), Ultrà is a resolutely realistic story of loyalty and fanaticism set in the violent world of Italian football supporters. The film also garnered a Best Actor award for Ricky Memphis at the 1991 European Film Awards. Led by the forceful and extremely violent figure known to his comrades as 'Prince', a hardcore group of AS Roma supporters known as the 'Poison Brigade' travel to Turin to watch their team battle it out with their fierce rivals, Juventus. The real purpose of the trip however is not football, but violence, mayhem and destruction as 'Prince' and his loyal band of fellow hooligans seek out a bloody confrontation with their opposing fans.
MusicalsElvis Presley, the rock'n'roll king, stars as a singing race-car driver who must choose among three beautiful and appealing females in this high-speed musical romp. Co-starring Emmy-nominee Shelley Fabares ("Coach").
DocumentaryFilmmaker Peter McCarthy was randomly attacked on a night out in Galway City (Ireland), leaving him badly scarred and threatening the vision in his left eye. During his recovery, Peter came across an article on Muay Thai boxing in a newspaper and decided to leave Ireland for Thailand and learn how to defend himself. FIGHT OR FLIGHT documents Peter's journey over several years in Thailand as he goes from novice in Muay Thai to fighting in semi-professional bouts in arenas full to capacity around Thailand. Through the course of his experiences in Muay Thai, Peter learns that behind his compulsion to fight lies fear and ultimately a deep-seated anger that has driven him to risk his body in the ring.
DocumentaryAmmon McNeely is a Skydiver, Wing Suit Pilot, Skateboarder, Slack Liner, Base Jumper and Big Wall Climber. With over 75 El Capitan ascents by 62 different routes Ammon is one of the fastest and best-known climbers in the world. Holder of 15 speed climbing records on El Capitan. Known as The El Cap Pirate, Ammon is carrying on the tradition of great adventurers and iconoclasts. In July of 2011, Ammon and Kait set out to climb the never repeated route of Wings of Steel on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Wings sat unclimbed since the first ascent in 1982. Shrouded in controversy and with a bounty waiting for the second ascent team, there seemed to be no better person to climb it than Ammon. Logging over 500 feet of falls and a dislocated shoulder, Ammon presses on up the wall. Kait sits anxiously on a portaledge watching the person she loves suffer fall after fall. For 13 days Ammon and Kait fight on and up. The story of Wings of Steel is part legend and part myth. The first ascent team spent 39
DramaRoy gets cut from his high school football team just days after his estranged father dies. For him, football is more than a proving ground; it is a promised escape from his lonely rural existence and salvation from the paralyzing passivity that dominates his life. Enter Gideon, a loner living on the roughneck fringe who is looking for kids to play on his six-man football squad. Roy joins the Renegades, and he and Gideon enter into a tenuous friendship that pushes the limits of male bonding.
DramaUnfazed by the attention he receives from women, Hugo searches for something meaningful in his life. The young man becomes captivated with Octavio, a local boxing champion, who must maintain a hard and gruff image for his fans and fellow fighters. But when Octavio acts on the subtle flirtations Hugo throws at him, he is abruptly rejected. Hugo tries to curtail his desire, but eventually surrenders to their magnetic attraction and they enter into an intense romance that can never be accepted in their small town in southern Chile. The couple moves to the capital Santiago with energised dreams of building their life together and protecting their love from a hostile world. But when Hugo confuses his feelings for a naive colleague at his new workplace, nothing turns out as planned. A sensitive study of love which bravely challenges perceptions of masculinity and sexuality in competitive sport, with electrifying results.
DramaRunning the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning The Olympic gold medal in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first black African to win a gold medal. Four years later and just five weeks after an operation for appendicitis, Abebe successfully defended his Rome gold at the '64 Tokyo Olympiad, winning by the widest margin in history and becoming the first person to win consecutive Olympic marathons. This soldier and quiet son of a shepherd is considered by many the greatest long-distance runner in history. But his life story only began with Olympic medals. In 1969, while training for the '72 Munich games, Abebe, 36, was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Following surgery and during recovery in England, Bikila fought depression and craved to compete again. In the struggle to maintain the will to live, Bikila di
DocumentaryBaseball in the Dominican Republic is not just a game. For many Dominicans the long, competitive road to a professional baseball career is one of the few viable alternatives to a life of poverty. Road to the Big Leagues (Rumbo A Las Grandes Ligas) introduces you to the young men who embark on this odyssey and shows you first hand the pressure and joy that go along with it. Through the eyes of local kids playing with pebbles to the perspective of Dominican major league stars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero, this documentary reveals a side of 'America's Game' that few have ever seen before.
DramaScreen legend Burt Lancaster ("Local Hero," "Field of Dreams") stars in this action-packed adventure about Jim Thorpe, famously deemed "the greatest athlete in the world" by Sweden's King Gustav V after the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. Thorpe, a native American, captured two gold medals for the decathlon and the pentathlon, only to have them taken away. This story follows Thorpe's life filled with controversy and tragedy, but marked by personal triumphs and hope. In recent years, the athlete's daughter has successfully won the reinstatement of her father's medals from the International Olympic Committee, rightfully commemorating this great man. From the director of "Casablanca."
ComedyArthur Hoyle is a recession hit painter and decorator, having been banned from professional Rugby League. He has two passions in his life: Doreen, his wife and Rugby League. When Arthur hears corrupt manager Reg Welsh boasting about his team, The Cobblers, Arthur bets his life savings that he can train any team to beat them. Any team? Reg selects The Wheatsheaf Arms. They are worse than useless. Arthur realises what he has done. He enlists the help of gym owner Hazel Scott in a desperate attempt to train this team of losers into a finely honed fighting force that will not only save Arthur from humiliation on the field and financial ruin, but the wrath of his wife, Doreen.
DocumentaryThis unique program contains "The Lost Interviews of Muhammad Ali". "Champions Forever", a retrospective through the words and bouts of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Kenny Norton, and Larry Holmes of the greatest era in heavyweight boxing history and "Dinner With the Champs", the last time Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, and Kenny Norton were all together.
DocumentaryAcclaimed explorer Adam Shoalts brings a canoe, his full repertoire of wilderness survival skills on an extraordinary trek across approximately 4,000 kilometres of the remote North. The intrepid Shoalts aims to cross the breadth of the northernmost wilds of the country, from the Yukon to Nunavut in a race against the elements: he must navigate treacherous and uncharted waterways before the onset of winter renders the terrain impassable. Dubbed one of the greatest living explorers and ‘Canada’s Indiana Jones’ by the Toronto Star, in 2016 Shoalts was named a national champion of the Trans-Canada Trail and in 2018 Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. A must-see for anyone who has ever considered a wilderness adventure in the Far North!
Documentary10 Yards is a documentary about fantasy football. It follows the story of j.fred, a carbon monoxide detector salesman, and his two filmmaker buddies as they battle it out during the course of a season in the INTERGALACTIC CHAMPIONSHIP League, where the top prize is a box of Twinkies. As the season progresses, filmmakers Josh Caldwell and Hunter Weeks (both members of the league) travel the country interviewing various fantasy football fanatics, NFL players, commentators, and all walks of life. Meanwhile j.fred stays in touch through the use of a video diary system and the three, along with the rest of the INTERGALACTIC CHAMPIONSHIP League, meet up in Mexico for j.fred's annual retirement party. Every year he declares his retirement as commissioner of the league and uses it as an excuse to get everyone together in the same city. Throughout the story, the friends face some challenging "real-life" moments which help shed light on the significance fantasy football has had in helping solidi
SportsThe all-access story of the inaugural 2015 season of New York City Football Club, aka NYCFC. Even with the backing of the New York Yankees and British soccer powerhouse Manchester City, winning over the hearts of New Yorkers will be an uphill battle. The first step is to sign three of the most legendary international players of all time: David Villa, Frank Lampard, and Andrea Pirlo.
DocumentaryWinner of a record breaking 5 Ballon d’Ors, a total of 29 international and national trophies…And over 700 career goals are just some achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo has accumulated during his 17 years playing professional world class football. Cristiano Ronaldo is more than just a great footballer. He is an icon and role model for millions all over the world. He has proved that it’s possible to come from nothing and rise to be the best in your sport. Witness the journey of Portugals prodigy and his journey to becoming Champion of the world.
DocumentaryThat rare phoenix, Joe Roth came to Cal in 1975 as a melanoma survivor and led the Golden Bears to a Pac-8 Championship. A Heisman Trophy favorite in 1976, Joe's story took an unexpected turn when his cancer returned during the season. Not only did he continue to play, but Joe kept his deteriorating condition a private matter. His personal battle is, quite simply, the greatest secret in the history of college sports and the courage, dignity and grace with which he lived his life transcendent. Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story is the authorized documentary that chronicles his remarkable life.
SportsRide BMX breaks down the barriers with Range of Motion. This feature film filmed and edited by Darryl Tocco showcases some of the best riders of today and tomorrow. ROM travels across the U.S. to meet up with Dennis Enarson, Tony Hamlin, Sergio Layos, and Dave Dillewaard to cover parks, dirt, and street riding. And since there’s a lot of ground to cover, Ride BMX fills in the blanks with Simon Tabron, Drew Bezanson, Darin Read, Ryan Wert, Cory Nastazio, Mike “Hucker” Clark, Luke Parslow, Adam Baker, Garrett Reynolds, Rob Wise, Tony Neyer, and Sean Sexton. Ride BMX doesn’t leave any stone unturned with Range of Motion and it will open your eyes to what’s possible.