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The Wrestler (2008) Poster

(2008)

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References 

Pro Wrestling (1986) (Video Game)
The style of the fictional game "Wrestle Jam" is partially based on this game.
WrestleMania V (1989) (TV Special)
A poster for the original Ram-Ayatollah match read "The Megapowers of 1989 explode!" WMV's tag-line, emphasizing the Hulk Hogan-Randy Savage main event was "The Mega-Powers EXPLODE!"
WWF WrestleMania (1989) (Video Game)
The style of the fictional game "Wrestle Jam" is partially based on this game.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
In the title sequence, a tag team undercard features the team of Mr. White and Mr. Pink.
WXW Rage TV (1996) (TV Series)
Mickey Rourke's first wrestling match in the film is for WXW Wrestling, owned by Afa "The Wild Samoan", who trained Rourke to wrestle for the film.
Beyond the Mat (1999)
Wrestler was created on references from this great documentary, specially Jake Roberts life.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (Video Game)
Adam says Call of Duty 4 has just come out

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift (2009) (TV Episode)
An article referring to the film is seen on a newspaper.
The Big Bang Theory: The Killer Robot Instability (2009) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in the end credits "Chuck Lorre Productions, #235" card.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.97 (2009) (TV Episode)
Van Nieuwkerk mentions this film.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.107 (2009) (TV Episode)
Van Nieuwkerk says Mickey Rourke didn't win the Oscar for this film.
Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson/Ray LaMontagne (2009) (TV Episode)
Dwayne said his transformation to wrestler-actor was so good, he wasn't considered for The Wrestler; also mentioned on Weekend Update
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the director of "Pi" also directed this movie
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (2009) (TV Movie)
mentioned in dialouge
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
referenced in a $25,000 question
Peep Show: The Affair (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeremy says he was going to watch this with Elena but she'd already seen it with Gail.
Californication: Verities & Balderdash (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
At the Movies: Summer Special 2009/10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz as being among her favourite movies of 2009.
Behind the Comedy (2009) (Short)
Mentioned during the interview with Matt Clark
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Muchachada nui: Episode #4.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
In segment "Mickey Rourke presenta Muchachada Nui".
Tosh.0: Hoodrat Kid (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Fights (2010) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the best fighting movie
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Last Exorcism/Piranha 3D/Vampires Suck (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says the director of "Black Swan" also directed this movie
I'm Still Here (2010)
seen on movie marquee
Conan: The Double-Fudging of Vanessa Del Rio (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Marisa Tomei
Conan: The Fluffer of Seville (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Marisa Tomei and also by Conan's Mariachi band
Death Valley: The Hottest Day of the Year (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
At the Movies: Episode #8.37 (2011) (TV Episode)
In a review of Warrior, David Stratton compares Joel Edgerton's role in that movie to Mickey Rourke's part in The Wrestler.
Who Do You Think You Are?: Marisa Tomei (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.140 (2012) (TV Episode)
Altered image depicts "tanning mom" Patricia Krentcil as Mickey Rourke's character in the film
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Jordan is compared to Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.221 (2012) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movie Fighters" category
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Mentioned in the "We Saw Your Boobs" song.
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris Colfer mentions this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade

Features 

Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)
Sound effects from this game are sampled in the fictional "Wrestle Jam" game.
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
Sound effects from this game are sampled in the fictional "Wrestle Jam" game.

Featured in 

At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
Nominee clips.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
Nominee clips.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
Nominee clips.
WWF Raw: Episode dated 26 January 2009 (2009) (TV Episode)
The trailer is shown by Chris Jericho and he discusses it.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: Sexiest Movie Scenes (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of Mickey Rourke shown in a segment on the scene of him and Kim Basinger eating food while on the kitchen floor from Nine 1/2 Weeks.
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (2009) (TV Special)
The film was used as part of a storyline leading up to WrestleMania, and a clip of Randy Robinson is also shown.
Within the Ring (2009) (Video)
The documentary is about the making of the film and features many clips from it.
Spike's Guys Choice (2009) (TV Movie)
Title mentioned during Funniest M.F. acceptence speech, and clips shown during Guy of the Year presentation
Loose Women: Episode #14.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
At the Movies: Episode #7.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when it is revealed that this movie came in at No. 7 in a viewers' poll on the top 10 movies of 2009.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.43 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mickey Rourke films
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.101 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Mickey Rourke films
The Hour: Episode #7.40 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Judah Friedlander's bio segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Mickey Rourke/Miss Piggy/Mutemath (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Mickey Rourke films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.48 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Marisa Tomei films

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