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...All the Marbles (1981)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  16 October 1981 (USA)
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Harry Sears
Vicki Frederick ...
Iris
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Molly
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Eddie Cisco
Tracy Reed ...
Diane, Toledo Tiger
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June, Toledo Tiger
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Solly, Woman Promoter
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Bill Dudley (Reno referee)
John Hancock ...
Big John' Stanley, TTs Promoter
Lenny Montana ...
Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard
Charlie Dell ...
Merle LeFevre, Open-air Fair Promoter
Chick Hearn ...
Himself - TV Reporter
Cliff Emmich ...
Obese Promoter
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Clyde Yamashito, Japanese Promoter
Joe Greene ...
Himself - Football Player
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Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America, and he's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (particularly when Harry accepts an engagement involving mud wrestling!) but then the big grudge match beckons. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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With two girls like these, how can you lose? [Australia Theatrical] [Title as The California Dolls] See more »


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When she first met director Robert Aldrich for testing, Laurene Landon mistook him for Robert Altman. Aldrich was reportedly not too amused. See more »

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Akron Doctor: [to Iris after a bout] There's no bones broken. Just maybe a bad sprain. Stay off your back for a few days.
Harry Sears: There goes your social life, Iris.
Akron Doctor: She's as healthy as a horse.
Harry Sears: And you should know.
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Harry Sears: He used to be the official vet at Pimlico. You're way ahead. You're lucky he didn't shoot you.
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Another great wrestling movie that still treats it like a sport.
21 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always been a Burt Young fan and to see this film was definitely a treat. I always knew wrestling was a show and not a real sport although the athletes themselves are really taking the bumps and it does take a lot of ability to pull off the moves. I was extremely annoyed when wrestling became a "sports entertainment", because it is more bullshitting than wrestling now a days. I for one applaud movies like the original Wrestler with Ed Asner and Body Slam as they kept the secret of wrestling well hidden. The tongue and cheek way I watched it growing up illustrated the fact that no one could really do that 360 days a year and survive. I especially enjoyed this film because of its plot. A tag team wrestles their way to the top and will do almost anything to get a shot at the title. Burt Young plays a great heal in the film and you genuinely despise him as the film goes on. Peter Falk is his usual charming fatherly type and this film didn't feel staged. I am not familiar with either actress that played the California Dolls so for the first film I have seen them in they did an astounding job. I felt it was more realistic then 1974's The Wrestler which was more of a B rated film. I think that any wrestling fan that longs for the old days of pro wrestling will really enjoy this film. For the new agers who like all the sex and story lines that ruined the old school programs there is enough eye candy to keep you entertained....


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