"A bull doesn't listen to whistles and he doesn't listen to time-out."
- Rob Smetts, professional bull fighter
Seven days, 45 finalists, one World Champion. Shot on location in Las Vegas, Nevada, "Rank" takes us from the ranch to the arena for the fascinating struggle of the three highest-ranking bull riders competing for the title of PBR World Champion. The three contenders: Justin McBride, a third-generation bull rider; Mike Lee, 21-year-old born-again Christian, and Adriano Moraes, who has been riding bulls professionally since the age of 18.
This documentary brings the gritty reality of this hazardous sport into focus for the first time — from preparations to rides through severe injuries to, finally, victory for one: a gold belt buckle and a check for one million dollars.
"Rank" made its world premiere at the 2006 SXSW Film Festival.
For a behind the scenes look at this unusual documentary, watch "The Making of Rank: Bull Sessions"