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Body Slam (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music, Sport  |  21 May 1987 (USA)
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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!!)... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Dani Janssen ...
Bitsy Vandervagen
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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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The Character Dirk Benedict plays is very loosely based on famous WWF(E) wrestling promoter/personality, Vince McMahon. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.161 (2010) See more »

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American Way
Written by David Hallowren
Performed by Kick
Published by Hallowren Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Michael Lloyd
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VERY FUNNY
7 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is how a wrestling comedy should be. Body Slam was great and I am surprised that more fans didn't like it.

Firstly, whether you enjoy a wrestling comedy depends entirely on whether you like wrestling. If you don't then films like this may not be good for you.

This film doesn't take itself seriously and it features some top wrestling stars of the time such as Lou Albano and Roddy Piper. They are joined by Dirk Benedict who is quite good when it comes to playing comedy.

This film has everything for a wrestling fan-laughs and plenty of action in the ring.


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