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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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Taglines:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When she first met director Robert Aldrich for testing, Laurene Landon mistook him for Robert Altman. Aldrich was reportedly not too amused. 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

Chick Hearn - TV Reporter: [During the Reno match, Iris is repeatedly slamming the referee's head into the canvas] They've got the referee pinned! They're playing Yankee Doodle Dandy with his head!
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Connections

Referenced in Stones of Death (1988) See more »

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Classic exploitation movie! great action.
4 July 2006 | by plhancSee all my reviews

A strange underrated film. brilliant acting and wonderful fight sequences. The film lives in a curious world of endless motel rooms, dislocation and transit (Harry's grubby car/opera soundtrack ...) A curious feature is also that we are asked to believe that pro tag wrestling is "for real." the photography throughout is excellent and the performances are very strong (Falk is superb!)another wonderful, tantalising element is the scant detail we are given of the central characters. Molly = "junkie" ex secretary, Iris = ex lover of Harry, and Harry himself = opera loving ex teacher. the tone of the film is of these (and other) exploited girls, literally fighting for a better life, on the "eternal road" both strong, but a million miles from "independent". occasional comic moments, and moments which bring enormous sympathy and empathy. a classic film. and sadly, I believe, Aldrich's last.

P Hancock. Kent, UK


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