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 overview, first billed only:
Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Bill Henderson ...
Charles Levin ...
Patrick O'Bryan ...
Craig (as Pat O'Bryan)
Commentator #1
Gene Okerlund ...
Commentator #2
Howard Finkel ...
Ring Announcer
Bill Eadie ...
Jake Bullet
Ms. Tidings
Bruce Taylor ...
Mr. Johnson


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 <>

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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)


$16,093,651 (USA)

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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 »


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


Rip Thomas: It's Harley and ME and YOU in the tree!
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Featured in No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie (1989) See more »


All My Rowdy Friends
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Courtesy of Curb Records/Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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28 November 1999 | by (Houghton -Le- Spring, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

This movie is actually quite good. It is about WWF Champion, Rip (played by then WWF Champion Hulk Hogan) and it focuses on an evil boss of a rival television company who tries to lure Rip on to his wrestling show and away from the WWF (sound familiar? Only in the film Rip doesnt take the money). The acting is generally bad as it is in every Hulk Hogan movie, but that doesnt seem to matter here as it is just mindless fun.

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