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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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Jim Lampley ...
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Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
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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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No matter how old you are, come out swinging. 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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Ajuste de Cuentas  »

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$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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This film features Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro who have both previously played boxers. Stallone played in Rocky (1976) and De Niro in Raging Bull (1980). Stallone was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Rocky (1976) while De Niro won his Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Raging Bull (1980), respectively. See more »

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When Razor and The Kid are singing the National Anthem at the monster truck rally, there is a Winn Dixie sign seen in the stadium. Winn Dixie is only in the southeast, not Pittsburgh. See more »

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[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 Toy Story (1995) See more »

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Here I Come
Written by Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (as Ahmir K. Thompson), Karl Jenkins, Malik Abdul-Basit (as Malik Smart), Richard Nichols and Tariq Trotter (as Tarik L. Collins)
Performed by The Roots featuring Malik Abdul-Basit & Dice Raw
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A solid, better-than-expected comedy. Great for boxing fans.
18 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grudge Match is the story of two well-aged retired boxers, who happen to hate each other for varying reasons, who get talked into fighting the rematch that was supposed to happen 30 years prior.

I don't think I'm alone in saying that there were some seriously low expectations going into this one, but I must say, there are MANY redeeming qualities about this movie that made it a great watch. The first thing that stands out to me is probably the first thing on everyone's mind - Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro combine to be about 320 years old. Why do we want to watch them fight??? Well, the movie is completely aware of your question, and answers you with this: Because it's FUN. The movie never shies away from how old they are, and plays on it for MANY fun moments. (On Stallone's end, they make more than a couple indirect references to the Rocky movies, with great effect.)

The next thing that stands out? SOLID ACTING. The cast as a whole could have easily phoned this one in, relying on name-power so sell some tickets, but everyone seemed to be all-in with their characters, and give us scene after scene of good comedic interactions. Kevin Hart gives us some great moments, Stallone and DeNiro shine when sharing scenes, Alan Arkin is a pleasure to watch, Kim Basinger is still a fox, and - I'm just going to put this out there - Jon Bernthal is a future star, and he absolutely nails his role. (And the guest appearance of the UFC's Chael Sonnen was some sweet icing on the cake...the camera loves that guy...lol)

It's not all perfect - it runs a bit too long (nearly 2 hours), and it does get pretty cheesy towards the end - but Grudge Match is a fun ride overall. If you're a boxing fan, boxing-movie fan, comedy fan, or a fan of anyone in this movie, don't miss it.

Grudge Match scores a 3.5 out of 5 on the BDBOS.

STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!!! There's a couple of bonus scenes you'll want to catch.

...I've got the strangest craving for some butterscotch jellybeans...lol


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