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Release Date:
21 May 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cheesy, but fun See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Dirk Benedict ... M. Harry Smilac

Tanya Roberts ... Candace Vandervagen

Roddy Piper ... Quick Rick Roberts
Lou Albano ... Capt. Lou Murano

Barry Gordon ... Sheldon Brockmeister

Charles Nelson Reilly ... Vic Carson

Billy Barty ... Tim McClusky

John Astin ... Scotty
Sam Fatu ... Tonga Tom
Dani Janssen ... Bitsy Vandervagen

Sydney Lassick ... Shapiro

John Fujioka ... Mr. Kim
Afa Anoai ... The Samoans
Sika Anoai ... The Samoans

Kellie Martin ... Missy Roberts
Sione Vailahi ... Axe the Cannibal
Tom Kasat ... Hammer the Cannibal (as Tjioe Khan)
Linda Hoy ... Convention Center Receptionist
Phil Rubenstein ... Tom McMillan
Jack D'Amore ... Kick-The Band
Kelley Dillard ... Kick-The Band
David Hallowren ... Kick-The Band
Bruce Wallenstein ... Kick-The Band

Dennis Fimple ... Elmo Smithfield
Jeff Knoerle ... Little Will Hutchins

Michael B. Moynahan ... Pee Wee Hutchins

Ellen Albertini Dow ... Organist
Ron Ulstad ... Norton Wilshire
M.G. Kelly ... T.V. Interviewer
Valerie Reynolds ... Rich Wife
Jessica Korn ... Teenage Girl

Holly Dorff ... Jessica
Chris Lytton ... Kid #1 in Parking Lot
Douglas Emerson ... Kid #2 in Parking Lot
Hazel Shermet ... Miss Brooks
John Stinson ... Herb Brown

Gary Schwartz ... Ring Official
Ken Farber ... Referee #1
Ricky Wilson ... Referee #2
Jesse Lizarraga ... Referee #3
Juan Hernández ... Referee #4
Robert Barry ... Ring Announcer
Don Bovingloh ... Announcer 'Night with Norton' (as Don Boevingloh)
Chick Hearn ... Booth Announcer #1
Jay Johnstone ... Booth Announcer #2

Brad Blaisdell ... Levy the Auto Dealer
Gray Daniels ... Repo Man
Ciri Evans ... Aerobics Teacher
Tammy Brewer ... Harry's Girlfriend
Leslee Bremmer ... Girl in Bikini (as Leslee Bremer)
Debi Greco ... Vandervagen Maid
Sanford Clark ... Man in Wheelchair

Aesop Aquarian ... Man in Wheelchair's Friend (as Steven Morrell)
Jere Fields ... Lady on Bus (as Jeré Fields)
Freddy Blassie ... Himself (as Freddie Blassie)
Ric Flair ... Himself (as Rick Flair)
Bruno Sammartino ... Himself
Sheik Al Kaissy ... Himself
Alexi Smirnoff ... The Mad Russian (as Alexia Smirnoff)
Jay S. York ... The Alaskan (as Jay York)
Edward Carter ... Buddha Khan
Pistol Pete Marquez ... Pistol Pete (as Pedro Marquez)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack 'Wildman' Armstrong ... Himself (uncredited)
Clyde Lucas ... Man on bus (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hal Needham 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Burkow 
Shel Lytton  screenplay
Shel Lytton  story

Produced by
Steve Burkow .... associate producer
Mike Curb .... producer
Graham Henderson .... co-producer
Shel Lytton .... producer
Alexander Tabrizi .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John D'Andrea 
Michael Lloyd 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Shea 
 
Film Editing by
Randy D. Thornton 
 
Casting by
Paul Bengston 
David Cohn 
 
Art Direction by
Pamela B. Warner 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald Elmblad  (as Don Elmblad II)
 
Costume Design by
Jerry R. Allen  (as Jerry Allen)
 
Makeup Department
Sheryl Berkoff .... assistant hair stylist
Sheryl Berkoff .... assistant makeup artist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key hair stylist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mary Eilts .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Connors .... first assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... second assistant director (as Janet Knutsen McCann)
Keri L. McIntyre .... dga trainee (as Keri McIntyre)
Gail Seely .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Richard Auton .... swing person
Barbara Benz .... property master
Steven Markus .... lead man
Quinn Monahan .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Moore .... art department roadie (as Jeff Moore)
Frederick B. Van Brunt .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral .... assistant sound editor
Michael Evje .... production sound
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Charles 'Bud' Grenzbach)
Mark Hollingsworth .... sound editor
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
James M. McCann .... production sound (as James McCann)
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Rogers)
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Justine Vacco .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Wilhoit)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John 'Doc' Wilkinson)
 
Special Effects by
James M. Hart .... special effects (as Jim Hart)
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Jerry D. Williams .... special effects (as Jerry Williams)
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (as Greg Barnett)
Billy Bates .... stunts
Ray Bickel .... stunts
May Boss .... stunts (as Mae Boss)
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jimmy Halty)
Norman Howell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Bota .... first assistant camera
Donald Burghardt .... second assistant camera
Christopher Leon Fenney .... best boy electric
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Paul Hughen .... additional assistant camera
Michael Listorti .... grip (as Michael E. Listorti)
Stephen B. Martinez .... electrician
Robert C. New .... additional camera operator (as Robert New)
Ross Reynolds .... pilot: camera helicopter
Andrew Roach .... gaffer
Clive Sacke .... additional assistant camera
R.J. Sharp .... grip (as R.J. 'Scuff' Sharp)
Patrick T. Shea .... camera operator
Michael Stocks .... best boy grip
Paul Weiss .... electrician
Terry Wimmer .... dolly grip
Terry Wimmer .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Pamela Sparks .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolores C. Burke .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Eddie Briggs .... color timer
Helene Harris .... post-production coordinator
Mike Klein .... assistant film editor
Jeff Kress .... assistant film editor (as Jeffrey F. Kress)
Bob Mills .... editorial production assistant
Lisa Morlas .... assistant film editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Duerrstein)
John R. Sather .... apprentice film editor
Frederick S. Taylor .... apprentice film editor
 
Music Department
Phil Gernhard .... music supervisor
Tamara Ginn .... music video coordinator
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Steve Livingston .... music editor (as Stephen Livingston)
 
Transportation Department
William R. Bates .... transportation captain (as William Bates)
Dennis Clark .... shotmaker driver (as Dennis R. Clark)
Steven Hofmann .... driver
Glen McRaven .... driver: honeywagon
Brian Joseph Moore .... driver (as Brian Moore)
Jim Morange .... transportation coordinator (as James C. Morange)
Aaron Zorn .... driver
 
Other crew
Dale Benson .... production consultant
Billy Brill .... special creative consultant
Christopher S. Capp .... production assistant
Joe Crane .... promotion crew
Maureen Duffy .... production secretary
Mark Feller .... production assistant
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... production accountant
Gayle Goldin .... production coordinator (as Gayle H. Goldin)
Debi Greco .... executive assistant to Mr. Needham
M.B. Hanrahan .... promotion crew
Bart Heimburger .... production assistant
Michael Hendrickson .... production assistant
Karen Hill .... assistant: Mr. Lytton
Robert Jellen .... insurance
Bob Kachler .... production consultant
Elaine Lipton .... location manager
James E. Lorimer .... craft service
Karen Altman Morgenstern .... pre-production coordinator
Joy Ray .... assistant: Mr. Lytton
Terri Schmidt .... promotion crew
Ame D. Vaughan .... legal services
Hope Williams .... script supervisor
David Wolff .... rock 'n wrestling consultant
Glenn Gaylord .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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89 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Iceland:12 | Portugal:M/12 | USA:PG (certificate #28240)

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Trivia:
Sally Jo Davidian was a commercial pilot in the Lady 99ers that Amelia Earhart started.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 playingSee more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cheesy, but fun, 12 July 2010
Author: jonandshellie from United States

Although this movie is quite dated (as is evidenced by Dirk Benedicts awesome 80's-style pleated leather pants at the beginning of the film) it is still a good representation of how the old wrestling territories/promoters used to operate before the WWF/NWA/WCW took over and essentially eliminated the need for them.

The movie is a nice time capsule if you were into wrestling in that era, and that is all. If you weren't a fan of wrestling, then you will find nothing of this movie that would appeal to you whatsoever (outside of the still smoking hot Tanya Roberts who looks AMAZING in this movie). It is about 1980's wrestling and 1980's wrestling promotion - period.

Still, despite the obvious cheesiness that the movie exudes and its ultra-adherence to 1980's fashion/fads, it is still fun for the particular demographic of movie fan that would appreciate it. I remember watching this movie on a rainy, boring Saturday afternoon as a kid on a local independent station back in 1987/1988 and instantly loved the movie. I could only recommend it for the true wrestling fans out there, but not for anyone else.

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