henry roosevelt – American Film Institute

The AFI DOCS Interview: TOUGH GUYS Directors Henry Roosevelt and W.B. Zullo

Told through the colorful stories of scrappy brawlers and amateur promoters, TOUGH GUYS brings to life the birth of mixed martial arts competitions in 1980s Pittsburgh. The idea to legitimize street fighting by putting it in the ring brought big money, crowds, copycat competitions and ultimately scrutiny and tighter control. AFI spoke with directors Henry Roosevelt…
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