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Body Slam (1986)

 -  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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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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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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The Time Is Right
Written by Michael Lloyd
Performed by Jimmy Scarlet & The Dimensions
Published by KOM Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Michael Lloyd
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Let me slam this movie
6 October 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Body Slam" was originally intended to be a major theatrical release by its distributor (De Laurentiis Entertainment Group), but legal troubles resulted in the movie being barely released to theaters. That was probably a good thing, because I can't picture this movie getting a good reception even with a major release behind it. The script is pretty awful for one thing. Quite often it seems that the movie is making things up as it goes along. And the kind of humor on display here would even make rednecks feel that their intelligence is being insulted. Hal Needham's direction makes the movie feel like it was made for television instead of theaters, and Dirk Benedict's character is extremely annoying. Is there anything of merit here? Actually, real-life wrestler Roddy Piper actually shows some charisma and likability, so it's no surprise he managed to make a number of movies despite the otherwise wretched quality of this debut for him.


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