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Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (1985)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  November 1985 (USA)
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A documentary crew sets out to unravel one of professional wrestling's most closely guarded secrets: is former champion "Mad Dog" Joe DeCurso.

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Mad Dog Joe DeCurso (as Greg 'Magic' Schwarz)
Steve Strong ...
The Mask (as Steven Cepello)
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Lola
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Angel Face
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Tweed
Jeff Dial ...
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Bill Grant ...
Captain Carnage
Dick Murdoch ...
Grunt Brother
Richard Beyer ...
Grunt Brother
Wally George ...
Himself
Emmanuel Shipov ...
Dick Kopf (as Emanuel Shipow)
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Charlie Stroll
Adrian Street ...
Himself
Miss Linda ...
Herself
Steven Pudenz ...
Plastic Surgeon (as Steve Pudenz)
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A documentary crew sets out to unravel one of professional wrestling's most closely guarded secrets: is former champion "Mad Dog" Joe DeCurso.

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Grunt - Der Wrestling Film  »

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27 October 2004 | by (Hollywood,Ca) – See all my reviews

Its 1979 "Mad Dog" Joe Decurso accidentally decapitates his opponent in a championship match. After the match "Mad Dog" goes into hiding (many rumours say he killed himself by jumping off the golden gate bridge.) Years later the decapitation controversy comes up again and wrestling fans and promoters want a new champion. In comes "The Mask" a wrestler who's wrestling style is very similar to what mad dog use to wrestle like. Join documentary film maker Leslie Uhgums and the president of the "Mad Dog" Joe Decurso fan club as they follow "The Mask" and try to figure out, is Joe the mask? or is the mask, Joe?

Great, Great Comedy featuring many all time great wrestlers and the legendary Wally George.


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