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No Holds Barred (1989)

 -  Action  -  2 June 1989 (USA)
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Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his... See full summary »

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Rip
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Samantha Moore
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Brell
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Randy
Bill Henderson ...
Charlie
Charles Levin ...
Ordway
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Unger
Patrick O'Bryan ...
Craig (as Pat O'Bryan)
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Himself - Commentator #1
Gene Okerlund ...
Commentator #2
Howard Finkel ...
Ring Announcer
Bill Eadie ...
Jake Bullet
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Ms. Tidings
Bruce Taylor ...
Mr. Johnson
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Storyline

Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", a violent brawling competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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The battle of the super tough guys. See more »

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2 June 1989 (USA)  »

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$16,093,651 (USA)
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Trivia

Rip wore blue and white wrestling gear in the movie. Hulk Hogan was known for his standard color scheme as red and yellow, but he did wear blue and white during some matches in the mid-1980s. Instead of "Rip 'Em", the tank tops usually said "American Made". See more »

Goofs

The credits are said to be listed "in order of appearance" when they are actually listed in order of importance. See more »

Quotes

Rip Thomas: I WON'T be around when this check clears!
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Referenced in Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology (2006) See more »

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No Holds Barred
Written by Jim Johnston
Performed by John Joyce
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Whats that smell...?
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A success, a brilliant success. The only movie to inspire a Green Day album. This Hulk Hogan classic tells the story of Jesus Christ's fight against the Romans in this modern day battle. Instead of the battle field taking place in the days of old and our hero getting crucified, the battle is in a bar and our Hulk gets Zuesified. Jesus (aka Rip) lashes out the same way 2000 years later...with raw muscle power and brute force. Could Jesus be locked in a car by a bladder deficient limo driver...NO...either could the Hulkster. Hulkamania lives on, and rises again every Easter.

Simply stated, worship the Hulkster, or chances are you will suffer eternal damnation. This movie is a quality family flick that should be watched religiously every Sunday. The Creator may have rested on the 7th day, but on the 8th he made No Holds Barred.


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