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No Holds Barred (1989)

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Rip
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Samantha Moore
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Brell
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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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Himself - 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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The battle of the super tough guys. See more »

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2 June 1989 (USA)  »

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No Holds Barred  »

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$16,093,651 (USA)
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Trivia

To promote the movie, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister was brought in to the WWF as Zeus. Saying he was angry about losing in the movie and saying he could beat Hogan in real life. The problem was he was not a real wrestler. He wrestled only three matches, a tag match with Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake at Summerslam, an eight-man tag where he was eliminated by DQ. Finally since Vince knew the movie was a bust and wouldn't sell on PPV by it self he sold the PPV the match/the movie which included a steel cage match between Hogan & Beefcake vs. Savage & Zeus. Rumors say had No Holds Barred been a success, the main event for WrestleMania VI (1990) would have been Hulk Hogan vs. Zeus. 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!
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Referenced in Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology (2006) See more »

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No Holds Barred
Written by Jim Johnston
Performed by John Joyce
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The definitive (and only) pro-wrestling movie.
24 September 1998 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

What's the only difference between this film and pro-wrestling? The movie is more predictable. Also, Hulk Hogan is not as good an actor on the big screen than he is at, say, WrestleMania. But if you're looking for mindless pro-wrestling dramatics, by all means, remember the name: NO HOLDS BARRED!


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