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The Last Gladiators

  • Release Date: Feb 01, 2013
  • Rated: Language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Alex Gibney


Chris "Knuckles" Nilan is the focus of Alex Gibney's The Last Gladiators, a documentary that examines the role hockey "enforcers" -- tough guys hired to protect star hockey players on the ice and get into fights with each other -- played for decades in the NHL. Full of entertaining fight footage, and interviews with uber-tough guys like Tony Twist and Marty McSorley, Gibney's film also addresses head-on how the personalities of the men who did this job better than others have often made it very difficult...more

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