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Ready to Rumble -- Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.
Ready to Rumble -- Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Steven Brill (written by)
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Release Date:
7 April 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sometimes two heads are simply more than one. See more »
Plot:
Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Entertaining, fun film See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

David Arquette ... Gordie Boggs

Oliver Platt ... Jimmy King

Scott Caan ... Sean Dawkins

Bill Goldberg ... Goldberg

Rose McGowan ... Sasha

Dallas Page ... DDP

Richard Lineback ... Mr. Boggs

Chris Owen ... Isaac

Steve Borden ... Sting

Joe Pantoliano ... Titus Sinclair

Martin Landau ... Sal Bandini

Caroline Rhea ... Eugenia King
Tait Smith ... Frankie King

Ellen Albertini Dow ... Mrs. MacKenzie

Kathleen Freeman ... Jane King

Lewis Arquette ... Fred King

Ahmet Zappa ... Cashier
Chad Carr ... 8 Year Old Kid

Darby C. Wilson ... 8 Year Old Kid #2 (as Darby Wilson)

Joey Deters ... 8 Year Old Kid #3

Max Daniels ... Stu

John Ennis ... Stan

Jill Ritchie ... Brittany

Melanie Paxson ... Wendy (as Melanie Deanne Moore)

Catherine Paolone ... Mrs. Boggs
Wendy Jean Wilkins ... Gabby Boggs
Ric Mancini ... Front Row Fan #1

Bruce-Robert Serafin ... Front Row Fan #2

Greg Collins ... Crusty Veteran Cop

David Ursin ... Fire Chief
Earl Houston Bullock ... Cop #1 (as Earl H. Bullock)
Maryedith Burrell ... Nun #1
Anne Christianson ... Nun #2
Jody Hahn ... Nun #3
Marne Dupere ... Nun #4
Floyd Levine ... Floor Manager
Pete Blincoe ... Video Cameraman
Richard Karron ... Sanitation Guy

Alex Skuby ... Young Doctor

Tim Sitarz ... Fireman Fred
Anthony T. Pennello ... Gus (as Tony Pennello)
Jeff Podgurski ... The Chewer
Adam Tomei ... Siamese Twin #1
Jason S. Kassin ... Siamese Twin #2 (as Jason Kassin)

Philip Pavel ... Happy Young Man

Julia Schultz ... Kitty

Rosalie Vega ... King Sexy Girl #1
Taylor Bernard ... King Sexy Girl #2
Scott Bigelow ... Bam Bam Bigelow
Stephanie Bellars ... Gorgeous George
Eduardo Hernández ... Juventud Guerrero
Mark Hildreth ... Van Hammer

Curt Hennig ... Curt Hennig
Mike Hayner ... Prince Iaukea
Glenn Gilbertti ... Disco Inferno
Peter Gruner ... Billy Kidman

Charles Ashenoff ... Konnan

Rey Mysterio ... Rey Mysterio Jr
Perry Saturn ... Saturn

Randy Savage ... Randy 'Macho Man' Savage

Booker Huffman ... Booker T

Sid Eudy ... Sid Vicious
Chae An ... Chae
Teri Byrne ... Fyre
Melissa Bellin ... Spice

Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman ... Storm (as Storm)
Vanessa Sanchez ... Tygress
Gene Okerlund ... Gene Okerlund
Tony Schiavone ... Himself
Mike Tenay ... Himself

Michael Buffer ... Michael Buffer

Charles Robinson ... Charles Robinson
Bill Daley ... Billy Silverman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Artaius ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)

A. David Burleigh ... Vendor (uncredited)

John Cena ... Gymrat (uncredited)

Phil Hawn ... Attorney (uncredited)

Chris Kanyon ... Fan in Crowd (uncredited)
Orleans Miranda ... Fan in crowd (uncredited)
Michael Modest ... Michael Modest (uncredited)

Chris Rydo ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)

M.T. Smith ... Fan in Crowd (uncredited)

Tristan Thomas ... Fireman #2 (uncredited)
Christi Wolf ... Asya (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Robbins 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steven Brill (written by)

Produced by
Herb Gains .... co-producer
John Gatins .... co-producer
Robert F. Newmyer .... producer
Susan E. Novick .... associate producer
Steven Reuther .... executive producer
Jeffrey Silver .... producer
Scott Strauss .... co-producer
Michael Tollin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
 
Cinematography by
Clark Mathis 
 
Film Editing by
Ned Bastille 
Cindy Mollo 
 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
Jaymes Hinkle 
 
Art Direction by
Alan E. Muraoka 
 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Jeri Baker .... hair stylist
Debra Coleman .... makeup artist
Mindy Hall .... key makeup artist
Adrienne J. Kessler .... hair stylist (as Adrianne Kessler)
Susan Mills .... key hair stylist
Robin L. Neal .... makeup artist (as Robin Luce)
 
Production Management
Ray Angelic .... production manager: second unit
Herb Gains .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Grant Engle .... second second assistant director
Buzz Feitshans IV .... second unit director
Eric Fox Hays .... first assistant director: second unit
Joel Kramer .... second unit director
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Curtis Akin .... property master
William Biggerstaff .... paint foreman (as Bill Biggerstaf)
Vicki Dittemore .... set dresser
David Goldstein .... lead painter
John Hinkle .... production painter
Scott Lafferty .... gangboss
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator
Michael Leonard .... leadman
Jim Magdaleno .... storyboard artist
Charles McCauley .... paint foreman
Stephen McCumby .... set dresser
Mark Poll .... set designer
Chris Santini .... construction foreman
Tammy DeRuiter .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator
Thom Brennan .... supervising foley editor
Michael Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael J. Broomberg)
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
David Grimaldi .... sound effects editor
Fred Johnston .... utility sound
Elizabeth Kenton .... supervising adr editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... re-recording mixer
Oscar Mitt .... sound
Josephine Nericcio .... first assistant sound editor
Quinton Nixon .... assistant adr engineer
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer
George Simpson .... supervising sound editor
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor
Elijah Schkeiban .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator
Ante Dugandzic .... special effects
Brendon O'Dell .... special effects technician
Brendon O'Dell .... special effects
Jim Reedy .... special effects foreman
Martin Simon .... special effects
Marcel Worch .... special effects tech
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Ben-Mimoun .... digital matte painter
Kelly Bumbarger .... digital compositor
Joe Gareri .... visual effects
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor
Robin Roepstorff .... title animation
Carl Seibert .... visual effects producer
David Sosalla .... visual effects
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects compositor
 
Stunts
Paul Borne .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Terri Cadiente .... stunt double
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunt double
Shane Helms .... stunts
Chris Kanyon .... stunt double: Oliver Platt
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunt double
Mark Norby .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... stunts
Scott Workman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alexonis .... best boy grip
Bryan Ashford .... dolly grip
Noah Behar .... company grip
Bryan Booth .... best boy electric
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Scott Crabbe .... video operator
David Emmerichs .... Steadicam operator
David Emmerichs .... camera operator: "a" camera
Buzz Feitshans IV .... director of photography: second unit
Dominik Feller .... electrician
Barry Gross .... dimmer board operator
Michael Herron .... video assist operator
Charles B. Katz .... second assistant camera
Heather Page .... key first assistant camera
Morten Petersen .... Lighting Technician
Michael C. Price .... key grip
Landon Ruddel .... grip
Chris Shaw .... electrician
Stephen Thorp .... lighting technician
Doug Weinmann .... rigging electric best boy
Neal Wilde .... grip
Bennie Zura .... electrician
Rob Coughlin .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Monique Perez .... extras casting assistant
Deedra Ricketts .... additional casting
Tana Roller .... extras casting assistant
Kerri Smeltzer .... extras casting assistant
Davina Turnbull .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Marit .... costumer
Sonny Merritt .... set costumer
Guy Miracle .... set costumer
Mark Walcott .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Adam M. Duthie .... assistant editor
Margaret Liu .... first assistant film editor
Pamela March .... assistant editor
Hilary Schroeder .... first assistant editor
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Michael Nouryeh .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Alasdair Boyd .... location assistant
Curtis Collins .... location manager
Paul Schreiber .... key assistant location manager
Joseph Zolfo .... location manager: New York second unit
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Mike Flicker .... supervising music editor
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
John Houlihan .... music supervisor
Patrick Houlihan .... music coordinator
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Helena Lea .... music editor
Jeff Lingle .... assistant music editor
John Whynot .... score mixer
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver
Hugh Kelly .... transportation
Jeff Kidman .... transportation office coordinator
Julio Salazar .... production driver
John F. Teeple .... driver
David G. Todd .... production van operator
 
Other crew
Kimberly Aguirre .... payroll accountant
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Maureen Claypool .... assistant to producer
Roger D. Dragsdorf .... production assistant: Roger Dragsdorf
Marty Elfalan .... first assistant accountant
Jesse Felsot .... assistant to producer
Sara Flamm .... assistant to producer
Brandon L. Hull .... assistant to producers
Chris Kanyon .... technical advisor: wrestling (as Chris 'Kanyon' Klucsarits)
Tina Kerr .... crowd promotor
Steve Koller .... crowd member
Thomas Krueger .... medic
Doug Maxfield .... fitness trainer
Jeanmarie Murphy-Burke .... unit publicist
Jean Nakahara .... assistant production office coordinator
Janine McEuen Newell .... construction accountant (as Janine McEwen Newell)
Shaun O'Banion .... assistant: David Arquette
Christy Powers .... additional medic (uncredited)
Tana Roller .... crowd promotions assistant
Deborah Ross .... title designer
Tony Swatton .... jeweller
Cynthia Wise .... production accountant
Justin Haut .... production assistant (uncredited)
Romy Stevenson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Head Lock Go! Go! Professional Wrestling" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence
Runtime:
107 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Goldberg:Can you... say it now?
Cashier:I'm your bitch and you're my daddy.
Jimmy King:Rolled right off his tongue.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
... Baby One More TimeSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, fun film, 13 April 2000
Author: Michael Payne (payneme@go.com) from Tallahassee, FL

This was light and enjoyable film of two affable wrestling fans who want to reinstate a recently fallen hero to the top of the WCW world. I have seen funnier films, but this was not a disappointment by any means. Fans of wrestling should really enjoy it, non fans (like myself, although I think I might be becoming one) should still like it. Arquette, Caan, and Platt make a nice trio, and Martin Landau is hilarious as an old-school wrestling guru.

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