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No Holds Barred (1989)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rip
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Samantha Moore
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Brell
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Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
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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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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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Cadence de combat  »

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$16,093,651 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie's title became the name of a specialty type in the WWF during the mid-1990s where there were no disqualifications or countouts; matches ended only for pinfall or submission. This replaced various other names used for this type: Anything Goes, No DQ/No Countouts. However, these matches were usually not in a steel cage (as the Hogan/Beefcake-Savage/Zeus match was) and was never in an octagon-shaped ring (as in the movie). See more »

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

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[last lines]
Rip Thomas: Randy!
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Featured in No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie (1989) See more »

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No Holds Barred
Written by Jim Johnston
Performed by John Joyce
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surreal
8 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

it was late one halloween night I had fallen asleep with my TV on and I woke up like 2 in the morning, opened my eyes and this movie was playing. I was a little groggy, but was then awake and couldnt get back to sleep and figured might as well watch this. the thing that surprised me, is, this movie is standard fair as far as fish out of water fighting against incredible odds to win something movies go, but I just LOVED the look of this movie. it was filmed very beaituflly, with some very surreal scenes. such as that rough bar hulk went to and got intoa fight, the look of the bar with the lights shining thru the walls and the colorful look of it really caught my eye. from then on, the strange thing was, while I wasnt incredibly taken with the plot, I thought the film itself, as far as the scenes was really....well........sharp and cool.


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