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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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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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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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No Ring. No Ref. No Rules. See more »

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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

During the filming, there were a few accidents on the set: Hulk Hogan accidentally broke Zeus's nose, and on another occasion cut his hand open on the glass shards from the broken mirrors. 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: Rip 'em! Rip 'em! Rip 'em! Come on, Randy! Let's go, Charlie! We're gonna take on Jake Bullet!
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Connections

Referenced in Gary Unmarried: Gary Lowers the Bar (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Punkin' Head
Written by Terry Adams
Performed by NRBQ
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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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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