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Beauty Day

by Jay Cheel International Documentary Film / Competition

Breaking your neck while jumping off a ladder into a swimming pool is all part of the job. Ralph Zavadil, better known as Cap’n Video, is a crazy video artist whose stunt clips reached cult status in the 1990s. Long before Johnny Knoxville and Co. made a name for themselves on MTV’s ‘Jackass’, Cap’n Video was undertaking madcap missions for Ontario’s local TV station using his favourite props: a skateboard, a torch helmet and fire. Ten years after the programme was cancelled, Ralph is planning a comeback for the 20th anniversary of Cap’n Video. In addition to numerous clips from his video collection, this documentary also includes interviews with a more contemplative, quiet Ralph, and with friends and family members. This is an entertaining portrait of an unconventional man, whose insatiable hunger for life finds its expression in crazy stunts.


  • Genre: DOC: Portrait
  • Country, Year: Canada, 2010
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Jay Cheel
  • Cast: Ralph Zavadil, Robert Buick, Nancy Dewar, Barbara Zavadil
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  • Screenplay: Jay Cheel
  • Cinematography: Jay Cheel
  • Editor: Jay Cheel
  • Sound: Roman Pizzacalla
  • Music: Ohad Benchetrit, Justin Small
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  • Producers: Kristina McLaughlin, Kevin McMahon, Roman Pizzacalla
  • Executive Producer: Michael McMahon
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  • Production Company: Primitive Entertainment
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