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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

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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

There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »

Goofs

During Gordy's daydream sequence, the mean clerk says the purple sugar slush is $1.26. When Gordy is snapped out of his daydreaming and goes to get a refill, the sign on the slush machine says the price is $1.25. See more »

Quotes

Sean Dawkins: You can not run away. You've got a major fight and you've got major responsabilities.
Jimmy King: Look, I got news for you. I sucker-punched last night. It'll never happen again it was a fluke!
Sean Dawkins: How can you say that? We got you this far didn't we? Huh> Now we got a friend, who's gonna get you a trainer.
Jimmy King: *Trainer!* I don't a trainer! I need a safehouse, baby! Or a new identity from the F.B.I. or like, a fast car that's what I need!
Gordie Boggs: Jimmy King does not get sacred. Jimmy King does not back down!
Jimmy King: Look don't you...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees (as Bee Gees)
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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