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Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  7 April 2000 (USA)
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Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.

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Storyline

Two dimwit sewage workers watch their hero, WCW wrestler Jimmy King, get screwed out of the World title by wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and evil WCW owner Titus Sinclair. They embark on a quest to help their hero win his title - and honor - back. Features cameos by lots of WCW wrestlers. Written by Greg Popil

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They're headed for the big time... face first. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence | See all certifications »

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7 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,257,778 (USA) (7 April 2000)

Gross:

$12,372,410 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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Trivia

At one point of the film, when the cop is going off on his son about people that ended up as failures because they followed their dreams, he mentions Michael Bolton. This is most likely a reference to how Bolton was once a hard rocker, and "sold out" to doing adult contemporary music. See more »

Goofs

The championship belt used in the movie is silver in color with small areas in gold. The real WCW belt that looks the same in design is all gold. Its a replica that was re-painted. See more »

Quotes

Sean Dawkins: You can not run away. You've got a major fight and you've got major responsabilities.
Jimmy King: Look, I got news for you. I sucker-punched last night. It'll never happen again it was a fluke!
Sean Dawkins: How can you say that? We got you this far didn't we? Huh> Now we got a friend, who's gonna get you a trainer.
Jimmy King: *Trainer!* I don't a trainer! I need a safehouse, baby! Or a new identity from the F.B.I. or like, a fast car that's what I need!
Gordie Boggs: Jimmy King does not get sacred. Jimmy King does not back down!
Jimmy King: Look don't you...
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Crazy Credits

No wrestlers were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

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Features Cops (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Not Gonna Take It
Written by Dee Snider
Produced by Peter Karroll
Performed by Bif Naked
Courtesy of Her Royal Majesty's Records and Lava/Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Just plain fun
28 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think the people who criticized this movie missed the entire point of it. Ready To Rumble isn't supposed to be a "good" movie; it is just supposed to be a "fun" one. I don't think the folks who put this film together had any illusions about it winning any Oscars but I think they made a very good "dumb" movie. I am NOT a wrestling fan and I still enjoy watching it because I can enjoy it for what it is without expecting more out of it. I watched it last night with my 10 yo son and he thought it was great. Those who found fault with the movie need to take themselves and their entertainment less seriously.


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