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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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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

David Arquette was given the WCW World Heavyweight title just prior to the release of the movie as a promotional stunt. He eventually lost the title in a cage match similar to the one at the end of the movie. 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 »

Quotes

Sal Bandini: [to Jimmy King] Kickin' me was right. Checkin' to see if I was okay was wrong.
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No wrestlers were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

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

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... Baby One More Time
Written by Max Martin
Produced by Dweezil Zappa with Ahmet Zappa
Performed by Ahmet Zappa and Dweezil Zappa
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Actually kinda funny, but not in a "Ha ha" way
1 February 2002 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although if you know quite a bit about wrestling, you will find this movie to be one of the most trashy and horrid pieces ever (why Oliver Platt? Get a wrestler for God's sake to wrestle!), but for being a piece used mainly to showcase WCW stars, it wasn't too bad, it let you see that some of the guys actually have some of that stuff called talent. Plus, it made for some of the lowest moments in WCW history when they strapped the gold around Mr. Arquette's waist (resume now includes: Scream bitch/1-800 idiot/WCW world champion), so anytime I can see the makings of what would turn out to be a big step in the demise of WCW is a good thing for me.

All in all, not bad, good for a few laughs, while the ending kinda sucked, not an overly bad film, unlike Mr. Nanny, remember that? And now that the movie "Backyard Dogs: The Movie" is out, it won't have to worry about being the worst wrestling film ever made!


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