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Once I Was a Champion (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 June 2011 (USA)
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Adventure seeker, fighter, philosopher, writer and alcoholic died on September 8th, 2008 in the desert north of Brawley, California. He was on a quest to find buried treasure. "Treasure" does not necessarily refer to something material.

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Gerard Roxburgh
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Credited cast:
Randy Couture ... Himself
Rich Franklin ... Himself
Forrest Griffin ... Himself
John Herzfeld ... Himself
Matt Lindland Matt Lindland ... Himself
John McCarthy John McCarthy ... Himself (as 'Big' John McCarthy)
Benji Radach Benji Radach ... Himself
Bas Rutten ... Himself
Chael Sonnen Chael Sonnen ... Himself
Evan Tanner Evan Tanner ... Himself (archive footage)
Dana White ... Himself
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Adventure seeker, fighter, philosopher, writer and alcoholic died on September 8th, 2008 in the desert north of Brawley, California. He was on a quest to find buried treasure. "Treasure" does not necessarily refer to something material.

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Believe in your own potential for greatness, believe that you can change the world.

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

18 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Truthful, moving and worth while.
10 January 2013 | by redman156See all my reviews

I've been following the creation of this film for quite some time and finally had a chance to check it out last night.

After seeing it, I can't speak highly enough of the team who created the film and the many people who supported Evan. Its a great look at his life that is brutally truthful, just the way Evan would have wanted.

This isn't an MMA film. It's really a study of a great person who struggled with many demons but at his core was a great person. Evan wanted the best for everyone and wanted to figure out a way to bring that to life. This film helped him do that years after his death.


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