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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sport  |  4 August 2006 (USA)
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#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

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NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo -- "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges "Shake" and "Bake" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

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No One Can Handle The Curves, The Speed, The Heat, Like Ricky Bobby See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, drug references and brief comic violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA)  »

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High, Wide, and Handsome  »

Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$121,847 (Mexico) (29 September 2006)

Gross:

$4,179,008 (Australia) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

In the movie, Jamie McMurray drives the #42 car and Ricky Bobby drives the #26. Following the 2004 season, Jamie McMurray left the #42 team to take over the #97 - which was then changed to the #26. The old spice car which is driven by Cal Naughton Jr is actually driven by Tony Stewart in the Nascar Busch Series. See more »

Goofs

When Cal is whispering "Shake and Bake" into Girard's ear, you can see a wedding ring on his finger, but at this moment in the movie he is not married. This happens during the fight between Girard and Ricky when Ricky shows up at the track with a broken arm. See more »

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[first lines]
Reese Bobby: [Reese is speeding] Guess how fast we're going now!
Lucy Bobby: [screams] I don't care! I'm having a baby!
Reese Bobby: Hundred and five miles an hour! Can you believe that!
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Very Good!
28 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie a LOT. I think it's annoying how people come on here and whine and cry about poking fun at things...boo hoo he joked about boobs or gay people or Jesus or whatever...every single comment I read was someone who didn't like it because it offended them. It's a comedy, grow up!! Of course it's going to make fun of things, what else would make it funny? I thought that this movie was HILARIOUS, I am a very big fan of Will Ferrell I can't think of one movie I seen with him in it that I didn't like! So please, if you're that easily offended, next time you wanna rent a movie, for all out sakes, DON'T pick up a comedy. GEEZ!


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