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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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Sometimes two heads are simply more than one. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 the taping for the April 16th edition of WCW Thunder (1998). By the end of the year, Flair was back in WCW after filing a lawsuit against Bischoff. 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

[after kicking Diamond Dallas Page off the third cage, Sting swings down to meet Gordie and Sean]
Steve Borden: Jimmy King's alright by me.
Sean Dawkins: You love Jimmy King. I love Jimmy King. We're men, but we're not afraid to say it; we love other men.
[Confused look on Sting's face]
Sean Dawkins: [Arms open] I love you.
[Sting punches him out. An excited Gordie approaches Sting]
Gordie Boggs: Me too, man. Hit me! Hit me! My turn!
[Sting knocks out Gordie]
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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

Harlem Nocturne
Written by Earle Hagen
Performed by Martin Denny
Courtesy of EMI Rercords
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Very Funny
30 June 2002 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – See all my reviews

Even though I'm not a very big WCW fan, I still thought it had some very funny parts. The movie itself of course was a bit lame, but I guess it was made for laughs. I'm surprised they made this movie about WCW and not WWF? I mean WWF is a lot more popular than WCW. I though it would have been way better if it was based on WWF and not WCW. But everything else of the movie was decent. I'm a huge wrestling fan and I love wrestling. So whatever movie is based on wrestling, I Like! This movie deserves a B+


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