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

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16 October 1981 (USA)  »

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...And All the Marbles  »

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Trivia

When she first met director Robert Aldrich for testing, Laurene Landon mistook him for Robert Altman. Aldrich was reportedly not too amused. 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: [loading a tape in the tape player] You know, there's no harm in appreciating other forms of music. Now this is an Italian tenor. His name is Attilio Belfiore. And the opera is "Pagliacci." And It's beautiful. Now listen to it. It'll make you cry.
Molly: [blankly staring out the window] I'm crying already...
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Referenced in Stones of Death (1988) See more »

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definitely a guy flick!
5 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of lady wrestling for decades, I had hoped to see this movie at the theater when it first came out, but that opportunity never came. However, I did rent it once or twice afterward, and taped it when it came on the small screen. First, want to say that most of the previous reviews were right on the mark. I always liked and admired the performances turned in by Peter Falk in the Columbo series, but 95% of my interest in this movie was due to the main theme: women's wrestling. And I was not disappointed, especially with the complete matches shown between the Dolls and their reigning champion archrivals (the same cannot be said for "Wrestling Queen" starring the late, great Vivian Vachon, but featuring as much men's wrestling as women's. BTW, if you doubt the popularity of female grappling, go to Youtube.com and check out the tens of thousands of views that the women's wrestling/catfighting clips regularly garner). And having 4 very pretty women as the main wrestlers did not hurt at all, either. 2 thumbs and 8 fingers up for this movie, and a hope that somebody not in Vinny Mac's pocket will do another one along these lines one day soon!


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