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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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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) (9 April 2000)

Gross:

$12,372,410 (USA) (21 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

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 »

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

Connections

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

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Bloodstains
Written by Michael Palm
Produced by Butch Vig
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Good laugh
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We first saw this movie a long time ago and it has several laugh out loud moments. We then rented it again for a couple of our nephews, a few years ago, who really enjoyed it. They were at the time wrestling fans who knew wrestling was mostly fake.

Last weekend we borrowed it from a friend to watch with those same nephews from a few years ago, and we laughed all the way through it again. The boys no longer watch wrestling, said they are catching new jokes in it this time around.

The acting is over the top, and bigger than life but so is wrestling! It is a great movie if you want to escape and laugh for an hour and a half.


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