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Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (1985)

A documentary crew sets out to unravel one of professional wrestling's most closely guarded secrets: is former champion "Mad Dog" Joe DeCurso now wrestling as The Mask?


Allan Holzman


Allan Holzman (story), Tony Randel (story) (as Anthony Randel) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magic Schwarz Magic Schwarz ... Mad Dog Joe DeCurso (as Greg 'Magic' Schwarz)
Steve Strong Steve Strong ... The Mask (as Steven Cepello)
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Lola
Lydie Denier ... Angel Face
Robert Glaudini ... Dr. Tweed
Jeff Dial Jeff Dial ... Director
Bill Grant Bill Grant ... Captain Carnage
Dick Murdoch Dick Murdoch ... Grunt Brother
Richard Beyer Richard Beyer ... Grunt Brother
Wally George Wally George ... Himself
Emmanuel Shipov Emmanuel Shipov ... Dick Kopf (as Emanuel Shipow)
Frank Collison ... Charlie Stroll
Adrian Street Adrian Street ... Himself
Miss Linda Miss Linda ... Herself
Steven Pudenz Steven Pudenz ... Plastic Surgeon (as Steve Pudenz)


A documentary crew sets out to unravel one of professional wrestling's most closely guarded secrets: is former champion "Mad Dog" Joe DeCurso now wrestling as The Mask?

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Release Date:

30 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grunt - Confronto Mortal See more »

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New World Pictures See more »
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Color (Technicolor)
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Debut feature film of actor Frank Collison¨. See more »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


I'm in Love with Me
Performed by Adrian Street (as Exotic Adrian Street) and the Pile Drivers
Written by Donald Woods (as Don Woods) and Adrian Street
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This is to wrestling what Spinal Tap was to music
6 July 2003 | by marcicwSee all my reviews

This movie was great. Since I am a pro wrestler, I can honestly say this is exactly how a lot of the business is run! This movie is campy & strange at times but, hey, so is pro wrestling! I highly reccommend this movie to any pro wrestling fan.

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