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Blood and Guts is a Canadian sports drama film, directed by Paul Lynch and released in 1978.[1]

The film stars William Smith as Dan O'Neil, an aging but still popular professional wrestler with a small wrestling troupe, who becomes a mentor to rising star Jim Davenport (Brian Patrick Clarke).[1] The film's cast also includes Henry Beckman and Micheline Lanctôt.[1]

The film received 11 Canadian Film Award nominations at the 29th Canadian Film Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Lynch), Best Actress (Lanctôt) and Best Supporting Actor (Beckman).[2] Beckman won the Best Supporting Actor award.


  1. ^ a b c "Lynch's Rocky pulls punches". The Globe and Mail, September 16, 1978.
  2. ^ "Four films nominated for Etrogs". The Globe and Mail, August 24, 1978.

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