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Below the Belt (1980)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  26 November 1981 (Mexico)
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A New York City waitress decides to become a professional wrestler.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Baff ...
Rosa Rubinsky
John C. Becher ...
Bobby Fox
Mildred Burke ...
Annie McGreevey ...
The Beautiful Boomerang
Billie Mahoney ...
Ric Mancini ...
Jane O'Brien ...
Terrible Tommy
Titi Paris ...
Sierra Pecheur ...
Verne Vavoom
Gregory Rozakis ...
Frazer Smith ...
Terry Glantz
Shirley Stoler ...
Dolph Sweet ...
K.C. Townsend ...


Rosa Rubinsky is floundering in her life both personally and professionally. Small time radio talk show host Terry Glantz is the latest in the long line of her steady but not really committed boyfriends. And she works in a dead end job as a waitress in a sports arena. Bobby Fox, who sees her physically handle the unwanted advances of a co-worker, is a professional wrestling promoter who thinks she looks like a natural for the sport despite she being diminutive in size. Mutually parting ways with both her current job and with Terry, Rosa decides to give it a try. She is sent to professional wrestling school, and then on the road with Bobby's stable of wrestlers to watch and learn. In both situations, what Rosa also learns is that there is much camaraderie amongst the wrestlers out of emotional need as it is a lonely life. While some look for their soul mate within their traveling partners, others just want a body - any body - to keep them warm at night. She also learns the pros and ... Written by Huggo

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Nacidas para luchar  »

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Depressing Slice of Life
21 January 2000 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Interesting film of a depressing topic. A troupe of wrestlers, mostly unattractive women, travel from small town to small town earning peanuts. This is not the major leagues as seen on TV today. In some regards, the film is realistic, but not when they feature matches presented as legit (wrestling slang for real). Therefore, if they are going to backslide on reality, how about casting the lead as a sexy lady wrestler. Wouldn't improve the movie any, but would make me be more inclined to watch this film again. The film "Unholy Rollers" is a comparable film (not as depressing) and did feature a sexy leading lady. I am unsure as to the extent of the popularity of wrestling when this film was released in 1980. This film was not popular at all and is rarely seen, then and now. I gave it a 4 (on a 10 scale).

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