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...All the Marbles (1981)

Harry Sears manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team who tour America, hoping for a chance at winning big time. Harry's also romantically involved with one of them. Their ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Writer:

Mel Frohman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Harry Sears
Vicki Frederick ... Iris
Laurene Landon ... Molly
Burt Young ... Eddie Cisco
Tracy Reed ... Diane, Toledo Tiger
Ursaline Bryant Ursaline Bryant ... June, Toledo Tiger
Claudette Nevins ... Solly, Woman Promoter
Richard Jaeckel ... Bill Dudley (Reno referee)
John Hancock ... Big John' Stanley, TTs Promoter
Lenny Montana ... Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard
Charlie Dell ... Merle LeFevre, Open-air Fair Promoter
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn ... Himself - TV Reporter
Cliff Emmich ... Obese Promoter
Clyde Kusatsu ... Clyde Yamashito, Japanese Promoter
Joe Greene Joe Greene ... Himself - Football Player
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Storyline

Harry Sears manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team who tour America, hoping for a chance at winning big time. Harry's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem osecondary to him (particularly when Harry accepts an engagement involving mud wrestling!) but then a chance at the big ring match beckons, in Reno, Nevada Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The California Dolls and their best friend Harry...Together they're going for...All The Marbles [USA Theatrical] [Title as ...All The Marbles] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The California Dolls See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of initial release, in the US, the film was considered a box office flop, but did reasonably well abroad. The film was originally planned as being the first part of a 2-picture story, with the sequel to be predominantly centred - and shot - in Japan, but due to the death of Robert Aldrich, this never happened. See more »

Goofs

After the initial match, when Harry and the girls are leaving the Akron Arena, the strap on Molly's duffle bag switches positions from over her shoulder to her front then back to over her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Akron Doctor: [to Iris after a bout] There's no bones broken. Just maybe a bad sprain. Stay off your back for a few days.
Harry Sears: There goes your social life, Iris.
Akron Doctor: She's as healthy as a horse.
Harry Sears: And you should know.
[to Iris]
Harry Sears: He used to be the official vet at Pimlico. You're way ahead. You're lucky he didn't shoot you.
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Referenced in Stones of Death (1988) See more »

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Occasionally entertaining.
14 January 2000 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"All The Marbles" has one major asset: the staging of the wrestling sequences. They are long, appropriately noisy, well-edited and expertly done. But the movie often lags during the fairly pointless scenes that are designed to link together those sequences. The two heroines are very beautiful and also demonstrate considerable acting talent, and Falk adds some bright moments, but the movie still can't shake off a definite "low-energy" sense in its non-wrestling scenes. Still, this is a "must" for fans of the subject, if only because of the rarity of similar movies.


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