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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
Jen Kober ...
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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A rivalry 30 years in the making. 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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Did You Know?


During Kid's training a Rocky (1976) picture is seen on the wall. See more »


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 »


[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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.64 (2014) See more »


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Written by Scott Bomar, Marc Franklin, Howard Grimes and Percy Wiggins
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A Great Christmas Movie - Excellent Cast And Lots Of Fun!
23 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw Grudge Match in an early screening and I (as most of the audience) had so much fun. This is a light hearted, nostalgic film with lots of great jokes and a fantastic cast.

Kevin Hart delivers, he fits just perfectly in his role. Alan Arkin steals the show in this one. He is so damn funny with his great one liners and his impressively cool acting. It is also great to see the beautiful Kim Basinger on the big screen again. De Niro and Stallone look 20 years younger than their real age when fighting in the ring, well choreographed fight scenes by the way. The physics of both Stallone and De Niro is just impressive. Most 30 year old would be more than happy to have a body like these two old-timers. There are some Rocky references in the film, and they are classy ones.

I find this to be the perfect film for the Christmas Days to have a great time at the movies. It certainly is not made to please the critics, it is made to entertain the audience and create a warm, nostalgic atmosphere. And without any doubt, the film delivers! Can't wait to see it with some friends on Christmas Day...

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