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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
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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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 "Monday Night Wars" between the WWF and WCW, when the movie was mentioned on an edition of Monday Night, Jim Ross quipped that the movie did so poorly, it should have been called No Profit Allowed. 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: Rip 'em! Rip 'em! Rip 'em! Come on, Randy! Let's go, Charlie! We're gonna take on Jake Bullet!
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Referenced in Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology (2006) See more »

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Going To A Party
Written by Al Anderson
Performed by NRBQ
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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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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