The Crash Reel

The Crash Reel

DVD - 2013
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The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.
Publisher: Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, c2013
Branch Call Number: 796.939 CRA
Characteristics: 1 dvd (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Feb 20, 2017

A fantastic, at times horrifying look at the risks involved in elite snowboarding. The documentary has great access to many interesting characters and gives a very thorough account of an athlete's life before and after an accident. Highly recommend it - and not just to those interested in snowboarding.

Nov 19, 2014

Both inspirational & educational ... the kind of DVD that parents of daredevils would love giving to their progeny (as a gift really to themselves).

Aug 30, 2014

The Crash Reel gave me much more than I expected. It accomplishes a lot while depicting the desire to win, compete and keep doing what you love even when it there's a possibility it could kill you. The Kevin Pearce-Shaun White rivalry is only a portion of this film. The core is about Kevin Pearce, his accident, his recovery and the unwavering support offered by his lovely family. Traumatic Brain Injuries are more prevalent in the world of extreme sports; I had no idea. I would love to know how the filmmaker gained what seemed like unrestricted access to the family and snowboard community. I liked this movie so much that I'll likely purchase it.

pablokim May 12, 2014

Unlike the previous commentor, I enjoyed this dvd and I think it will stick with you long after viewing it whether you can personally relate to having experienced a brain injury or not. There is a lesson to be learned or maybe a few within this story that can do everyone some good

Apr 06, 2014

The film does not showcase the rivalry between the athletes for more than 10 minutes maybe. It's really about the recovery of Kevin Pearce and the controversy surrounding the dangers of extreme sports. People who will enjoy it most will perhaps be those who have also suffered brain injuries or damage and can relate to the struggle to return to who and what you once were.


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Apr 06, 2014

Other: Lots of crash footage which is really difficult to watch. People not wearing protective gear.

Apr 06, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Graphic content showing some injuries. Thematic elements like death and dying.

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Apr 06, 2014

Saint_Mirin thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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