No Holds Barred (1989)

PG-13  |   |  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 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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Did You Know?


Rip's finisher is a running double sledgehammer, the one Hogan used during his matches in Japan, where it is known as the 'Axe Bomber'. In the Japanese Fire Pro series of wrestling games, many real wrestlers from different promotions are featured using fake names, and Hulk Hogan is known in that series as 'Axe Duggan'. See more »


In the final fight when Rip is ready to break the window of the control room to get to Brell, the glass shatters right before he hits it. See more »


Rip Thomas: I WON'T be around when this check clears!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Hey Punkin' Head
Written by Terry Adams
Performed by NRBQ
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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The best movie i've seen
10 August 1999 | by (Hollywood, Maine) – See all my reviews

Hulk Hogan does it again a great movie with great acting, directing, and lighting. Hulk Kills people in this movie he electrocutes one guy. Hulk will be in the acting scene for another 50 years i'm sure. Hulk is a hungry young actor in 10 years he will blossom into a rose of an actor. No Holds Barred will take us into the next Millennium.

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