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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

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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 ...
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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

Meryl Streep was originally cast as the female lead. She was fired by producers just before filming began after having creative disputes with Hulk Hogan. She was replaced by Joan Severance. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Announcer: Get ready the battle that no ropes can hold.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1989 (1990) See more »

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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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