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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 »

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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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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,468,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,468,195
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture's title was changed from ...All the Marbles (1981) to "The California Dolls" for overseas release, because the phrase is an American idiom, not well-known, elsewhere. 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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Hardhitting marbles and true gemstone
2 March 2004 | by MacholicSee all my reviews

Talk about buried treasures, this is such a one: A tough, gritty movie that has the feel of a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Aldrich has produced a no-holds barred roadmovie about a female freewrestling tag team, marvelously played by drive-in favorite Laurene Landon and Vicki Friderick and Peter Falk plays the girls greasy manager, a perfect role for him. The team wrestles in rundown industrial towns in hardhitting, brutal battles. Amazing choreography is sure to keep you at the edge of the seat However many are likely to find this movie too brutal for their taste, so if Rollerball is you cup of tea, step right up. If you taste more goes in direction of Driving Miss Daisy, this may not be the movie for you. Overdue for DVD release. 9/10


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