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6.8/10
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37/100
Documentary Action & Adventure 
20171h 16mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Fighting Wrestling Boxing Country: America

10 years before the debut of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In 1979, Bill Viola and Frank Caliguri dreamed up a contest pitting barroom bigmouths against wrestlers, martial artists, boxers, bouncers and brawlers, billed as no-holds-barred new type of competitive fighting. When the fights succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, they were swept up in a chain of events that ended in the first mixed-martial arts ban in the nation. “Tough Guys” chronicles the inception of Caliguri and Viola’s first bouts and the colorful, crazy cast of fighters who made them a hit as well as the politicians who brought it all crashing down. The film brings to life a moment when the national martial arts craze was building to a crescendo as the economies of Pennsylvania steel towns were plummeting to levels of unemployment never seen, breeding desperate men looking for a chance to prove their worth and make some money in the ring.Tough Guys featuring Bill Viola and Frank Caliguri is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's an action & adventure and documentary movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (138 votes).

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Henry Roosevelt

Henry Roosevelt

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#51,419 Ranked Movie

#98 Ranked in Boxing Movies

#182 Ranked in Wrestling Movies

#1434 Ranked in Sport Movies

Tough Guys has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (138 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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