Watch: Fisticuffs on Ice in 'The Last Gladiators' Hockey Doc Trailer

January 29, 2013
Source: Apple

The Last Gladiators

"There's no question I was gonna be there for my teammates." Just in time for the return of hockey for sports fans, the first trailer for The Last Gladiators has arrived, a new documentary from Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room). The film takes a look at the enforcers of NHL hockey, and the brutal fights they endure to protect their team. In addition, the film takes a closer look at the life of Chris "Knuckles" Nilan, a player for the Montreal Canadiens whose life was rocked upon retiring from hockey, and with no one left to fight, turned to alcohol and drugs almost ruined his life. It looks sensational, whether you're a sports fan or not. Watch the trailer!

Here's the first trailer for Alex Gibney's The Last Gladiators, originally from Apple:

Director Alex Gibney takes an unprecedented look at the National Hockey League’s most feared enforcers and explores the career of Chris “Knuckles” Nilan in The Last Gladiators. The role was simple: protect their teammates no matter the cost. For Chris this meant a shattered body, addiction to drugs, and harming the people closest to him. But in the process, he won the love of hockey’s holy city, Montreal, and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. Through interviews with hockey’s toughest guys, the film explores what it means to enforce the unspoken code of the NHL. The film hits limited theaters February 1st. Who's interested?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


am not a NHL fan by any means, but this I'm very interested in seeing looks damn good

tonker on Jan 29, 2013


I think this looks like it will be well done but the problem I'll have is that there will be a major disconnect for me. I am new generation so to say, early 90's hockey fan. Although I'm from Toronto a lot of these players will just go over my head.

Matthew on Jan 29, 2013


I love hockey. I want to see this movie.

Tyler Bannock on Jan 29, 2013


Spirits, sport, prescription medication, depression and a lifetime of violent behaviour? This movie seems great! But seriously...

Carpola on Jan 30, 2013

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