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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) (7 April 2000)

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$12,372,410 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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Trivia

In the movie, the boys' home state is Wyoming as well as Sasha saying that she grew up in Cody, Wyoming. Eric Bischoff, the Vice-President of World Championship Wrestling during the making of the movie owned a home and lived part time in Cody, Wyoming. See more »

Goofs

The fight in the convenience store you can see the difference in shades of coloring between the ring mat built into the ground and the real flooring. See more »

Quotes

Eugenia King: What are ya high? I haven't seen him in two years. All I've got to remember him by is an itchy crotch. You ever see crabs up close? Wanna see?
Gordie Boggs: Fantastic!
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No wrestlers were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »

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Got Your Money
Written by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones)
Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard (featuring Kelis)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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