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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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Boxing Announcer
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Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
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Shipyard Co-Worker
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Never give up the fight. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Ajuste de Cuentas  »

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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

In addition to Segal vs. Ewing on the poster on Dante's wall it also has Gerber vs. Mehta who are also producers of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Billy mentioned his dealership is open on Sundays, but it is illegal to open a car dealership on Sunday in Pennsylvania. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Lampley: Hello again, everybody, I'm Jim Lampley. Certain athletes are born enemies. Bird and Magic. Ali and Frazier. Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. But the fiercest rivalry was be between two fighters from Pittsburgh with the names Razor and Kid.
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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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References Webster (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard To Handle
Written by Allen Alvoid Jones Jr. (as Allen A. Jones, Jr.), Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell) and Otis Redding
Performed by King Floyd
Courtesy of Malaco Records
By arrangement with Position Music
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67yrs old and still the best !
25 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Now I am biased in two ways while writing this review. First, Stallone is my favourite actor and second, I just saw the movie so I am still within the movie magic that's making me give it 10/10. However, I doubt the next 24hrs will change anything, Grudge Match is perfect!

Judge it by any standard or any angle you want, the comedy delivers, the plot is engaging and consistent, the actors are top-notch and believable in their roles and the score is spot on.

The trailer only gives you a third of what you can expect and take out from this film. The movie itself is such an enjoyable experience you will not see the time go by. While there is no suspense, at no point can you criticize the movie for being predictable. The story is so well done, it will carry you through the entire 113 minutes.

The very first 5mins did it for me. No non-sense, straight to the point and on your way to entertainment. Absolute jewel :D Stallone is 67 years old, and he is still the best.


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