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No Holds Barred (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Sport | 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
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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
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Ring Announcer
Bill Eadie ...
Jake Bullet
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Ms. Tidings
Bruce Taylor ...
Mr. Johnson
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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>

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The battle of the super tough guys. See more »

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Action | Sport

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2 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Cadence de combat  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

In the ring scenes, Hogan wears the WWF "Winged Eagle" belt, the one used by the WWF from 1988-1998. In the dressing room scenes before his match with Zeus, he has the "XL" championship belt, the one never used by the WWF but designed to be worn by Andre The Giant. See more »

Quotes

Rip Thomas: I WON'T be around when this check clears!
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Connections

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

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Criminal Mind
Written and Performed by Danny Wilde
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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The only pro wrestling movie!
8 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back in 89 Hulk finally got his first starring role and you can tell he had a lot of fun with it. He plays Rip, the WWF champion with a heart of gold. But when Rip doesn't switch networks, the greedy promoter Brell gets down and dirty, and eventually finds the massive Zeus to lure Hogan into their trap.

Overall, a fun movie to watch, especially if your a big Hulkster fan like myself.


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