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Canadian Cinema

Beat Down

Year 2012
Runtime 93 mins
Language ENGLISH
Canadian Premiere

Eighteen-year-old Fran (Marthe Bernard of Republic of Doyle) has always wanted to be a professional wrestler, just like her parents. Never mind the fact that her dad (Trailer Park Boys' Robb Wells), who put the sport behind him years ago, is dead-set against it—to the point that he'll body-slam anyone who even tries to train her. All Fran needs is an opportunity. That's exactly what she sees when her dad's old tag-team partner (Tony Nappo) comes through town. Sneaking off to see the show, Fran talks her way onto the tour, determined to follow her dreams even if it means breaking up her family.

The first feature from director Deanne Foley, Beat Down is loaded with action inside and outside the ring. Nominated for three Canadian Comedy awards, it's a heavyweight comedy with a whole lot of heart.

 

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Cinequest Film Festival 2012, Newport Beach Film Festival 2012
Director
Deanne Foley
Producer
Paul Pope
Screenwriter
Deanne Foley & Iain Macleod
Cinematographer
Jason Tan CSC
Editor
Randy Zimmer
Production Design
Shelley Cornick
Music
Grant King, Jody Richardson
Cast
Marthe Bernard, Robb Wells, Tony Nappo