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I watched it last night and agree with everything you said.

It took me a few minutes to believe it was actually Zac Efron, and then when I did, I couldn't believe that they didn't somehow CGI his head onto that body. I never thought he was built like that.
So as someone who didn't really know anything about the Von Erich's I watched it last night and holy crap it was depressing. Really well done and interesting but the level of tragedy in that family was depressing to see. And that's even with some of the tragic events being glossed over.
 

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So as someone who didn't really know anything about the Von Erich's I watched it last night and holy crap it was depressing. Really well done and interesting but the level of tragedy in that family was depressing to see. And that's even with some of the tragic events being glossed over.
They had some rough luck. This era was when I was watching wrestling and I was a huge Von Erich fan. Really hated the Freebirds so much that I couldn't listen to the song. Guess they did there jobs real well then.
 

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I grew up in the Pacific Northwest so I was pretty limited in what we saw outside of Don Owens' Portland Wrestling with Buddy Rose, Billy Jack Haynes, Rip Oliver, Dynamite Kid, etc. But I do remember picking up the magazines back then and reading about the Von Erichs.
 

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So as someone who didn't really know anything about the Von Erich's I watched it last night and holy crap it was depressing. Really well done and interesting but the level of tragedy in that family was depressing to see. And that's even with some of the tragic events being glossed over.
There was actually another brother that was never acknowledged in the movie named Chris who killed himself in the early 90s as well.

That family had a lot of issues.
 

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I grew up in the Pacific Northwest so I was pretty limited in what we saw outside of Don Owens' Portland Wrestling with Buddy Rose, Billy Jack Haynes, Rip Oliver, Dynamite Kid, etc. But I do remember picking up the magazines back then and reading about the Von Erichs.
I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and the Von Erichs were just as big as Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan to wrestling fans in that region.
 

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There was actually another brother that was never acknowledged in the movie named Chris who killed himself in the early 90s as well.

That family had a lot of issues.
Yeah I read that online. After the four brothers died in the movie I was like well fuck now I need to Wikipedia them. That really is some cursed shit. I can't even fathom losing one child.
 

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I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and the Von Erichs were just as big as Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan to wrestling fans in that region.
Yep, they were huge here. Easily my favorite wrestling group.
 

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I watched The Godfather for the first time from start to finish while I was preparing our meal today.

Uhh…I don’t get it.
 
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