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Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13  |   |  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 ...
Boxing Announcer (voice)
Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
Anthony Bean ...
Barry Primus ...
Shipyard Co-Worker
BJ Guyer ...
Jabby the Puppet
Tough Female Customer
Mr. Sandpaper Hands


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

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When time hits hard, hit harder. See more »


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de Cuentas  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film reunites Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro for first time since Cop Land (1997). See more »


When Razor and the Kid are in the studio to record for the video game, the kid initiates a fight by lightly pushing/bumping Razor's head with his fist when people start recording it with their phones. However, a little later when the video goes viral on YouTube and Dante is showing it to them on his phone, it's obvious another take was used for the part in which The Kid initiates the fight. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in ABC News Nightline: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) See more »


You Better Watch That Jive
Written and Performed by Andrew "Smokey" Hogg
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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