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Body Slam (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 21 May 1987 (USA)
M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!)... See full summary »

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M. Harry Smilac
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Candace Vandervagen
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Quick Rick Roberts
Lou Albano ...
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Sheldon Brockmeister
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Vic Carson
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Tim McClusky
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Scotty
Sam Fatu ...
Tonga Tom (as The Tonga Kid - Sam Fatu)
Dani Crayne ...
Bitsy Vandervagen (as Dani Janssen)
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Shapiro
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Mr. Kim
Afa Anoai ...
The Samoans
Sika Anoai ...
The Samoans
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Missy Roberts
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M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he mistakes Rick Roberts, a professional wrestler, for a musician and hires him. At that moment he becomes a wrestling manager and starts to book matches for him and his teammate Tonga Tom. The team is a success, and Harry decides to take his wrestlers and his band on a "Rock n' Wrestling" tour. The tour is a success, and Harry feels what it is like to be a winner again. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Comedy | Music | Sport

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Trivia

Sally Jo Davidian was a commercial pilot in the Lady 99ers that Amelia Earhart started. See more »

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Despite being attacked, the band's music keeps playing as if was meant to be a "live" performance. Despite the instruments being tossed around, the music keeps playing See more »

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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Bad News Travels Fast
Written by Randy Bachman
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Published by Randy Bachman Music Procan for USA & Canada
Produced by Scott Carswell & Randy Bachman
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The best movie that Dirk Benedict ever did with Capt. Lou Albano
15 May 2002 | by (Bedford, PA) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty funny movie, especially if you're a fan of pro wrestling and recognize the characters involved. Benedict plays a variation of his Face Man character, only no Mr. T to get him out of trouble (surprisingly). Throw in Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty and a dancing Bruno Sammartino, you have to get some laughs, even accidentally.

Well worth the two hours.


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