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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

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

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De Niro -vs- Stallone See more »

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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

In-between takes Sadarias Harrell could be seen writing songs for his debut LP. When he ran out of paper, he wrote on the money in his pocket. 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

[from trailer]
[Sharp throws a punch at a side of beef]
Lightning: HEY! What'cha doing? We're just here to buy a little dinner! You don't have to punch everything!
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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 »

Connections

References Toy Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Once In A Lifetime
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Undercard, not the Main event.
30 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll be completely honest. I (like a lot of people) didn't expect much from this film. It seemed as if it was just another unwelcome comedy role for Robert De Niro and another stale showing from the sub standard Sylvester Stallone. And there are points where that feeling pops up, but that aside it is a rather good film. I enjoyed it, found myself smiling and laughing. And for all the desperate comedy there are little glimpses of wit. For all the cheesy scenes there are moments of real sincerity. The main example of that is in the scenes between Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (De Niro) and B.J (John Bernthal). These two just seemed to click for me. Bernthal has great acting ability and after roles in this and "Wolf on Wall Street" he is more than capable of being a star in the future. And in many ways he was the star of the show.

Not exactly a main event with Rocky vs Jake La Motta , more of an undercard bout with two pensioners brawling over the last wethers original.


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