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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

 -  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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4 August 2006 (USA)  »

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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

Some of the big car crash stunts were done for real, using explosive jacks that were later erased using computer graphics. The pipe and plate footing for the gag are shown falling away from the car(s) in un-processed scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Reese is trying to get Ricky to 'make friends with the fear', Ricky opens the door to the car and then closes it after seeing the cougar. When Reese tells him to get back in the car, the cougar "unlocks" the door by pulling the lock up, though it was already unlocked. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene where "Walker" and "Texas Ranger" are reading with Ricky Bobby's mom and discussing symbolism in William Faulkner's "The Bear". See more »

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King of the Road
(1965)
Written and Performed by Roger Miller
Published by Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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