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Backyard Dogs
Backyard Dogs
Actors: Scott Hamm, Bree Turner, Roger Fan, Dale Evans, Jesse Hernandez
Director: Robert Boris
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
R     2001     1hr 36min

No choreography, no protective gear, just hardcore fighting where steel folding chairs and baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire are all part of the fight. Follow three underdogs as they fight their way to the top. The Ba...  more »

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Actors: Scott Hamm, Bree Turner, Roger Fan, Dale Evans, Jesse Hernandez
Director: Robert Boris
Creators: Michael Chambliss, Robert Boris, Christopher Roth, Barry Barnholtz, David Tripet
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

What a terrible waste of money
Sam Roberts | New Rochelle, NY United States | 04/23/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is the worst DVD i have ever had the misfortune of viewing, I am embarassed to say i own it. i loved the best of backyard wrestling series, I love wrestling, I love wrestling related movies, but this is just plain bad. The storyline makes NO sence, the acting is terrible, this is actually a MOVIE, like a feature film, not anything to do with real backyard wrestling... and it's TERRIBLE. PLEASE do not buy it!!"
Backyard Wrestling Doesn't Deserve This....
Robert M. Poole | Milwaukee, WI USA | 10/12/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"While most people think of hardcore stupid kids smashing each other with weapons and cutting themselves open for no good reason (thanks so much 20/20 and Oprah for that), the truth is most backyard wrestling groups are well practiced kids that do wrestle hard and have taken at least some pro wrestling training via friends that have gone pro or the various different forms of instruction out there.They wrestle hard, do good shows, and even if they're not budgeted like the WWE or even the regional groups, they do work hard to entertain.Needless to say then, this is a slap in the backyard wrestling world's face, and an embarrassment to those of us who work hard at trying to legitimize the value of this genre.It's one thing to face an attack from panic driven media outlets, it's another when Hollywood tries to make you look bad.Backyard Dogs is just horrendous. Two friends work backyard wrestling groups across the nation to try to make money because they are struggling financially, yet they drive around in hot rod cars and have a website with video streaming. I'm curious why they just don't sell the car.A so-called "FMW-America" promoter contacts them for their upcoming PPV. Which is funny in itself because FMW is run out of Japan and FMW PPVs don't even run on American Cable systems, let alone would they do a PPV show in America. Besides when you realize that this promoter makes them wrestle in his backyard with a ring in it as a tryout match, you have to realize how ridiculous that is.Then the PPV itself looks like it's being held in a junkyard! There apparently is no other wrestlers on the show so FMW brings in a backyarder to wrestle the Dogs. Stupid. Hayabusa makes an appearance to try to draw the Japanese Wrestling fan in, but that and the logo are the extent of the real FMW's involvement.Let me set this straight right now: Backyarders do not work for promoters for money and try to get gigs all over the place. That would be called Indy Wrestling. Backyarders stick with who they know and trust usually. The promoter would never call the cops on the show to keep from making a payout because besides the fact that there are NO payouts, the shows are almost always held in the promoter's YARD.Bree Turner is sexy and hot in the movie, and as you can see on she has a future in Hollywood. Unfortunately for her, if she happens to really hit it big this footage will be laugh fodder for Leno years down the road.Please don't buy this."