MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 707 this week

No Holds Barred (1989)

 -  Action  -  2 June 1989 (USA)
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 4,099 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 30 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 07 Jul 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 01 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 23 May 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "No Holds Barred" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: No Holds Barred (1989)

No Holds Barred (1989) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of No Holds Barred.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

When mercenary "Hardball" Cutter discovers that the team he is working with is actually a group of IRA gunrunners, he decides to put a stop to their plans. Furious with Cutter, the gunrunners target him, his partner, and his family.

Director: Jon Cassar
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Carl Marotte, Cynthia Preston
Thunder in Paradise (Video 1993)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Terry "Hulk" Hogan stars as R. J. "Hurricane" Spencer who is an ex-Navy S. E. A. L. and confirmed bachelor struggling to make ends meet. In order to save his superboat THUNDER (and ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Schwartz
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Chris Lemmon, Felicity Waterman
Thunder in Paradise II (Video 1994)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Kelly is whisked off into Prince Aramour's harem and given to his enemy as tribute in this romantic tale of capture and rescue.

Director: Douglas Schwartz
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Chris Lemmon, Carol Alt
Thunder in Paradise (TV Series 1994)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Randolph Spencer and Martin Brubaker were ex-Navy SEALS-turned-mercenaries who hired themselves out as soldiers of fortune for a very high fee. On their missions, Spence and Bru relied ... See full summary »

Stars: Hulk Hogan, Chris Lemmon, Russ Wheeler
Lake Consequence (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Irene, a thirty-something housewife with a successfull husband and a young son, has her life thrown in a spin when she becomes attracted to Billy, a member of a landscape crew outside her ... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Eisenman
Stars: Billy Zane, Joan Severance, Hollie L. Hummel
Write to Kill (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A writer is framed for murder while investigating his brother's death.

Director: Ruben Preuss
Stars: Scott Valentine, Joan Severance, Chris Mulkey
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Melissa Yarnell is the wife of burned-out cop Mike Yarnell who takes out his frustrations out on her. When she stood her limit, she turns to Matt Walker and Bill Tanner, other cops for protection. Their advances border on Illicit Behavior.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Robert Davi, Joan Severance, Jack Scalia
Assault on Death Mountain (TV Movie 1999)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Mike and his team of shadow warriors are working freelance on military operations. When Mike thinks he recognises a biochemical terrorist from his past they uncover a plot to attack Seattle... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cassar
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Shannon Tweed, Carl Weathers
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

Director: Donna Deitch
Stars: Joan Severance, Tony Denison, John Allen Nelson
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Grace Jones, Robert Vaughn
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: André the Giant, Adolph Bresciano, Allen Coage
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A womanizing advertising executive picks up a supposed divorcée and embarks on some illicit sheet-crumpling, but who then finds his life being destroyed by her jealous husband.

Director: Richard Kletter
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Wendy Abbott, Alex Doduk
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rip
...
Samantha Moore
...
Brell
...
Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
...
Randy
Bill Henderson ...
Charlie
Charles Levin ...
Ordway
...
Unger
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The battle of the super tough guys. See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cadence de combat  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$16,093,651 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was produced by star Hulk Hogan and his boss, World Wrestling Federation head honcho Vince McMahon, only to be distributed by New Line Cinema after completion. When the first draft of the script was turned in, Hogan and McMahon disapproved of it, so they checked into a hotel in Redington Beach, Florida, and stayed up for 72 hours rewriting the script together. 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

Commentator #1: Mean Gene, how DARE you criticize how I dress? I dress for the occasion. And this is a stupidous occasion and I dress of course, stupidously!
Commentator #2: Stupidously would have to be the word. Jesse, this has got to be the hottest ticket in town. This thing has been sold out for weeks!
See more »

Connections

Featured in No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

No Holds Barred
Written by Jim Johnston
Performed by John Joyce
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good
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.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst....movie....e ver trance750
The day this comes out on DVD AimForTheBushes
We need a DVD release..... wzwonline
Zeus is No. 9 among all-time sports losers! JoBuNYC
Second Best Movie Starring a Professional drederick_tatum_007
One Of The Best Movies Ever Made To This Day ShaqDaddy
Discuss No Holds Barred (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?