Friday, 16 November 2012


Murderball is about wheelchair rugby, aka Murderball, played by paraplegic and quadriplegic athletes. The story centers on the battle between the American and Canadian teams as they compete for the gold medal.

Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 85m
Rating: R

For more information, view its pages at the Internet Movie Database and Rotten Tomatoes or purchase it from Amazon.

  • Disability: The entire documentary is about people with disabilities who play sport. Different types of disabilities are discussed and how different types of disability play a role in the sport, along with how able-bodied individuals will view and talk to people who have disabilities.
  • Injury: Throughout the documentary, the players talk about how they acquired their disability. For many of them, it was the result of a traumatic accident, like a bad car crash or motorbike wreck. Players also discuss the recovery period following becoming confined to a wheelchair.
  • Keeping Sport in Perspective: People talk about how sport helps them to keep a grip on their life.

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