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...All the Marbles (1981)

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 (... See full summary »

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Harry Sears
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Iris
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Molly
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Eddie Cisco
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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)
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Big John' Stanley, TTs Promoter
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Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard
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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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The California Dolls and their best friend Harry...Together they're going for...All The Marbles [USA Theatrical] [Title as ...All The Marbles] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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16 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kathleen Turner auditioned to be one of the female wrestlers. See more »

Goofs

After the initial match, when Harry and the girls are leaving the Akron Arena, the strap on Molly's duffle bag switches positions from over her shoulder to her front then back to over her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Harry Sears: Every path, has its bug.
Molly: Every path, your ass.
Harry Sears: A hard beginning, make it a good ending.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) See more »

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Colourful life on the road/in the ring
28 July 2011 | by (Helsinki) – See all my reviews

Nice film with Peter Falk (RIP) ...I had seen it before, years ago, didn't remember it though...except the mud wrestling scene and that hot "Iris" aka Vicki Frederick - wow!

I wonder why Frederick didn't make it to a bigger star, she certainly had the looks and talent to be a real 80's sweetheart/hottie...

The movie is a sort of a mixed bag, divided between t&a of female wrestling scenes and story about them trying to make it...perhaps with too much wrestling/backstory depending on one's point of view... The last wrestling scene was something like 20 minutes long, a bit too much perhaps. But I have to say wrestling was well made and ladies were fit, so no big problem, entertaining fair nevertheless.

I liked the 70's feel of it, reminded me a bit about Rocky...well it did have "Paulie" in it. And Columbo, in quite a different role, pulling a fine performance as a sleazy manager. And of course according to this film, wrestling is all real, not a show. Ha! Wonderful find.

7.5/10


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