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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?

Director:

Allan Holzman

Writers:

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

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)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Mad Dog See more »

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Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Debut feature film of actor Frank Collison¨. See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

She's a Mighty Big Girl
Performed by Adrian Street (as Exotic Adrian Street) and the Pile Drivers
Written by Adrian Street
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Awesome Flick
27 October 2004 | by nausler2See all my reviews

Its 1979 "Mad Dog" Joe Decurso accidentally decapitates his opponent in a championship match. After the match "Mad Dog" goes into hiding (many rumours say he killed himself by jumping off the golden gate bridge.) Years later the decapitation controversy comes up again and wrestling fans and promoters want a new champion. In comes "The Mask" a wrestler who's wrestling style is very similar to what mad dog use to wrestle like. Join documentary film maker Leslie Uhgums and the president of the "Mad Dog" Joe Decurso fan club as they follow "The Mask" and try to figure out, is Joe the mask? or is the mask, Joe?

Great, Great Comedy featuring many all time great wrestlers and the legendary Wally George.


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