Andrew Harris documentary Running Back Relentless released on Apple TV and YouTube Movies

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Andrew Harris may be retired from the CFL but his life story is about to come straight into your living room.

On Thursday, Running Back Relentless, the feature-length documentary about the controversial Canadian ball carrier, became available for streaming on Apple TV and YouTube Movies. The title will also become available to stream on Amazon Prime Video next week.

The film chronicles Harris’ final season while in the double blue of the Toronto Argonauts and retrospectively explores his entire life story in this controversial and gripping behind-the-scenes documentary. It’s produced by Upper Canada Films.

“The trauma I’ve been through, the success I’ve been able to accomplish, and a lot of things that have gone on in my life are in there,” Harris said ahead of the documentary’s red carpet premiere in Winnipeg. “I just want to be able to come out and inspire, and maybe help someone else that’s been in a dark place that I was in.”

During his 12-year professional career with the B.C. Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Argonauts, Harris rushed 1,952 times for 10,380 yards with 51 touchdowns, while recording 607 receptions for 5,489 yards and 32 touchdowns. He finished fifth all-time on the league’s rushing list behind only Mike Pringle, George Reed, Damon Allen, and Johnny Bright.

The 37-year-old has four CFL championship rings, including three straight from 2019 through 2022, as there was no season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His final campaign finished with an upset loss this past November in the East Final, after the Argonauts tied the all-time single-season CFL record for regular season wins (16).

The film has already been publicly screened at a pair of VIP events in Winnipeg and Toronto. Proceeds from streaming will be donated to Sam’s Foundation, a Manitoba-based charity that helps Canadian youth from across the country in their journey to mental wellness.