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Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2000 (USA)
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

For promotional purposes, WCW head writer Vince Russo wrote for David Arquette to make many guest appearances and win the WCW World Title on an episode of WCW Thunder (1998). Most people called this the worst move in WCW's history and the final nail in its coffin, before going out of business in 2001. Arquette himself even admitted that it was not a good idea. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy King pulls down the venetian blind slats in his mobile home, he's using his left and right hands in alternate shots. See more »

Quotes

Gordie Boggs: Buenos nachos!
Sasha: I didn't know you spoke Spanish.
Gordie Boggs: Yeah, I took it in high school... a bunch of times.
Sasha: Are you fluent?
Gordie Boggs: No, I feel fine.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Cops (1989) See more »

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Kumbaya
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User Reviews

 
GREAT MOVIE!!!

I am a wrestling fan, but when I first saw the trailer to this movie it looked cheesy and I was SO disappointed. Let me assure you the trailers do this movie no justice...it was absolutely GUT-BUSTING!! I've never laughed so hard at a movie in theater before, there were also many people there enjoying the movie who obviously were not wrestling fans. For true fans though the movie is even more funny because of all the inside jabs at the business. Noticeably "Sinclair" as some kind of weird Vince McMahon/ Eric Bischoff mix, Sal bears remarkable resemblance to the great Stu Hart and his wrestling school, and many more. The "main event" was incredibly exciting, the best wrestling match any fan will ever see. This film is must see for fans and non-fans alike. 9 out of 10.


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