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Ready to Rumble (2000)

 -  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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Untitled Wrestling Movie  »

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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

The phrase "ready to rumble" typically refers to boxing, not wrestling. See more »

Goofs

During the first wrestling match between Diamond Dallas Page and Jimmy King, a table is seen set up outside of the ring with nothing on it. In the very next shot when Page tosses King out of the ring and through the table, magazines and other materials suddenly appear on the table. See more »

Quotes

Goldberg: [Jimmy King was just asked if he intends to go for the tag-team championship] Jimmy, it looks like you need a tag-team partner. What do you say?
Jimmy King: Bill, I appreciate it, really I do, but I think I already have me a tag-team partner around here somewhere.
[Gordy and Sean enter the ring. Jimmy points at them]
Jimmy King: That's him, that's my tag-team partner. That's Gordy Boggs a.k.a. *the law*!
Gordie Boggs: [points finger at camera in a pose]
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Gordie Boggs: I will bust you!
Jimmy King: And here's our new manager, Sean "Sugardaddy" Dawkins.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes and additional scenes run during the first half of the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Diamond Dallas Page (King Of Ba-Da-Bing) Theme
Written, Produced and Performed by Dweezil Zappa
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Entertaining, fun film
13 April 2000 | by (Tallahassee, FL) – See all my reviews

This was light and enjoyable film of two affable wrestling fans who want to reinstate a recently fallen hero to the top of the WCW world. I have seen funnier films, but this was not a disappointment by any means. Fans of wrestling should really enjoy it, non fans (like myself, although I think I might be becoming one) should still like it. Arquette, Caan, and Platt make a nice trio, and Martin Landau is hilarious as an old-school wrestling guru.


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