1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than he expected. Most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling.
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She had to marry him. She was too embarrassed to have him as a date.
Did You Know?
Part of a cycle of ring fighter movies, mostly boxing, some wrestling, initiated by the box-office and critical success of the Academy Award Best Picture winning boxing movie Rocky
(1976). The films include Rocky II
(1979), Rocky III
(1982), Rocky IV
(1985), Tough Enough
(1983), Title Shot
(1979), _Raging Bull_, The Champ
(1978), The Main Event
(1979), The Prize Fighter
(1979), The Greatest
(1977), Body and Soul
(1981), Paradise Alley
(1978), ...All the Marbles
(1981) (aka "The California Dolls"), The One and Only
(1978), Every Which Way but Loose
(1978) and Any Which Way You Can
(1980). See more
As Andy travels between matches by train, we often see Amtrak equipment. The movie is set in 1951- Amtrak wasn't established until 20 years later- in 1971. See more
I'm onto some very big things. Josh Logan called me up. Kazan likes me very much. It's all doing to happen in a matter of days.
My career is in the shithouse, too.