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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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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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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) (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 the first wrestling match between Diamond Dallas Page and Jimmy King, a table is seen set up outside of the ring with nothing on it. In the very next shot when Page tosses King out of the ring and through the table, magazines and other materials suddenly appear on the table. See more »

Quotes

Gordie Boggs: We're going back to basics. To find our heart.
Sasha: Can I come?
Gordie Boggs: No, because you don't have one.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes and additional scenes run during the first half of the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »

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Jungle Boogie
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, Donald Boycem, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith (as Cloydes Smith), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Richard Westfield
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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