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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

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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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Mr. Sandpaper Hands
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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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De Niro -vs- Stallone 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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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 the mid-credits scene, on the wall of Dante's office is a fight poster that reads,"Segal Vs Ewing". This is a reference to the film producers Peter Segal and Michael Ewing. The same poster reads "Osbrink vs King" in a reference to the talent scouts/promoters Cindy Osbrink (Hollywood) and Don King (boxing), as well as "Gerber vs Mehta" referring to the film's producers Bill Gerber and Ravi D. Mehta . 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 »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.48 (2013) See more »

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Loose
Written by Trevor Rabin and Dante Marchi
Performed by Dante Marchi and Trevor Rabin
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A knockout of a non-boxing movie about boxers
19 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie outstanding. I do love Rocky and Raging Bull, but this was a movie about not letting go of things that hold you back. Like grudges. This is a movie about what is important in life, like family. This is a movie about what it means to win with honor, and to stand on your feet and be a man about it.

I think a lot of people were expecting this to be Raging Bull 2, or the next Rocky installment, but that's not what it's about at all. It uses those two characters to convey a different message that is important for all. I highly recommend it.

On top of it all, Kevin Hart provides a great amount of humor (because he is hilarious), and Stallone and DeNiro are veteran actors who are not past their prime at all. This movie is well-cast, well-acted, and original.


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