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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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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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Sometimes two heads are simply more than one. 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

The scenario of Jimmy King getting screwed by Titus Sinclair was based on a real life issue between Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair. In April 1998, Flair was fired from WCW for allegedly no-showing a taping of WCW's Thursday night television show called "Thunder". By the end of the year, Flair was back in WCW after filing a lawsuit against Bischoff. 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

[repeated Line]
Sal Bandini: Sal Bandini! Wanna wrestle?
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in WWF Raw: Family Reunion (2006) See more »

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King Of Rock
Written by Larry K. Smith (as Lawrence Smith), Joseph Simmons and Darryl McDaniels
Performed by Run-D.M.C.
Courtesy of Profile/Arista
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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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