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Grudge Match (2013)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  25 December 2013 (USA)
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A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Lampley ...
Himself
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Boxing Announcer
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Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
Anthony Bean ...
Dante Slate, Sr.
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Barry Primus ...
Joey the Bartender
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Shipyard Co-Worker
Frederick Douglas Plunkett Jr. ...
Walter
BJ Guyer ...
Jabby the Puppet
Jen Kober ...
Tough Female Customer
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Mr. Sandpaper Hands
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Nora
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Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two boxers who thirty years ago were rivals. Just before a big match Razor decides to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant. Today a promoter, Dante Slate wants to have them fight each other but Razor doesn't want to. But when he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no choice. So he trains under his old trainer. Billy while training, meets B.J., the son he had with Sally Rose and he asks B.J. to train him. And Sally Rose tries to get Razor to forgive her but he can't. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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rich | italian | retired | money | rematch | See more »

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Never give up the fight. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Grudge Match  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,310,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)

Gross:

$29,802,761 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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Trivia

This is Ireland Baldwin's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Razor and Sally are talking in front of his house (across the street from railroad tracks) the background alternates from no trains to a stopped train to a moving train throughout the conversation. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Brite: You're the original media whore!
Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen: Your mother's a whore!
Frankie Brite: You called my mother a whore? You called my mother a whore? You called my mo...
[Kid punches him out]
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Crazy Credits

There are two scenes in the closing credits: Razor, Lightning and Slate watch Kid perform on Dancing with the Stars (2005), and later Slate arranges a rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. See more »


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When My Baby Went Away
Written and performed by Art Neville
Courtesy of Specialty Records by arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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A film that reminds us of Rocky, then makes a laugh about it.
6 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is about Henry "Sharp" Razor (Sylvester Stallone) and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert De Niro), two boxers who were arch enemies in their prime, then Razor announcement his retirement from boxing which makes McDonnen enrage. 30 years later, the thought of a rematch is asked by the son of the two's previous promoter's son Dante Slate, Jr. (Kevin Hart). McDonnen is all for it, but Razor is not due to his own personal reason (which is said in the film). At the end though the two boxers duke it out but both go home a winner. Personally I thought the movie was amazingly entertaining. Like I said before, it is basically a Rocky Balboa film, as I said as the movie was coming out,"It may have originally been Rocky 7." However the film is a comedy and it has a good amount of laughs within it. If you are a fan of sports films, boxing fan, Kevin Hart, or Sylvester Stallone fan go watch the movie. My biggest grip with the film is the amount of language. I understand that these types of characters would speak this much, and the fact that the movie is PG-13, but there really is an amount of times you can say $H!% and getting annoying/ tired some. I don't know its probably a personal thing. Overall the movie is a great watch, and I will definitely add this to my Rocky collection (even though it isn't a Rocky movie).


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