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The Crash Reel


The dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. A comeback story with a difference.
This visually arresting film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.

Running Time: 109 min
Subject(s): Education, Family, Health, Personal Story, Sports, Youth
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Lucy Walker


  • Hollywood Reporter
    "Thrilling and compelling...REQUIRED VIEWING"
  • Variety
    "By turns pulse-quickening and contemplative, thoroughly winning...a spectacular feat"
  • Screen Daily
    "Enthralling, Exciting"
  • Film Threat
    "A superb documentary...uplifting, life affirming, and inspiring, three words that often seem sappy and clichéd. This time, they're entirely appropriate."
  • The Film Stage
    "Walker once again delivers...a joyous tribute to the fragility of life that will break you down and leave you a better person."

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