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

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$12,372,410 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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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 »

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After the boys are picked up in Wyoming by the traveling nuns, they are shown passing the same farm storage facility twice, during the day as well as during the night. They also pass the same farm storage facility on their way from Georgia to New York. See more »

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Gordie Boggs: But, Dad, it's my dream!
Mr. Boggs: Well, your dream is stupid!
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Not a memorable movie, but at the time its lots of fun!

READY TO RUMBLE (2000) Rating: 7/10

First of all, I'll just say I'm glad I didn't see this at the movies. When I go to the movies I generally only go by myself or with one other friend, but Ready to Rumble is much more enjoyable when you have 5 or 6 other friends and you're watching it at a party. In that environment, I really got into this flick. Anyhow, I thought this movie had a lot of qualities and a few bad points that put it down. I loved the wrestling scenes, the comedy was extremely strong, the performances were good, the sound was loud and booming and the editing was flawless. For the bad side, I didn't really like the ending. Yes, I did enjoy the `get to the top of the cage' and you win idea, but the characters don't really resolve themselves properly. Whatever happened to Rose McGowan's character? And just after he wins a match, Oliver Platt suddenly demands that Scott Caan and David Arquette be his assistant people. Then we see a couple of shots of the supporting characters and out we go. That's the end. Not a very good ending. However, there are a lot of good points that bring the movie above the rather empty ending. I enjoyed Scott Caan's performance and David Arquette wasn't as annoying as I thought he would be. Oliver Platt is also quite funny as Jimmy King, but Martin Landau's extended cameo rules this movie. He's a funny dude! In conclusion of this review, I'll just say don't expect another Rocky or a wrestling version that is just as good as American Beauty because you're not going to get it. But all viewers who enjoy a bit of a kick in the groin on film, gut-wrenching fight scenes, a ton of silly comedy and heaps of big hooters, come right in, because this is one fun comedy I'm sure you'll enjoy if you don't take it too seriously.


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