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Anybody going to check out this movie about the legendary Von Erich wrestling family?  I saw the trailer and it looks awesome.  I grew up in MA in the 80s watching WCCW Saturday mornings on a local TV station.  This was before we had cable.  I think it was on after WWF Superstars, or whatever their Saturday morning show was way back then.  To me, it blew WWF out of the water at the time, as the matches you'd get on WWF TV were maybe Hulk Hogan vs Steve Lombardi or Randy Savage vs Iron Mike Sharpe where you knew who was going to win.  But with WCCW you had the Von Erichs and the Freebirds and a bunch of other named talent that would go up against each other each week, and the matches looked more real to me at the time.

At any rate, I am excited to check out this movie.  Zac Efron stars as Kevin Von Erich, and I don't know the actors who play Kerry and David.  Hope it's as good as the trailer I saw.

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I saw this movie. I liked it a lot! I know next to nothing about wrestling — apparently there were also fictional Von Erich brothers!?!?1? Surprised that wasn’t addressed. Particularly when you consider how the movie ends. In any case : great movie!

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The real story is even worse, there was a whole other Von Erich brother (a real one, not a fake one) who also wrestled, who also died young. Director took it out because he didn’t think that much tragedy would be believable, even though it really happened.

I still need to see this

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