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M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he mistakes Rick Roberts, a professional wrestler, for a musician and hires him. At that moment he becomes a wrestling manager and starts to book matches for him and his teammate Tonga Tom. The team is a success, and Harry decides to take his wrestlers and his band on a "Rock n' Wrestling" tour. The tour is a success, and Harry feels what it is like to be a winner again.Written by
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Much of the script was rewritten during filming by Needham and Dirk Benedict. Writers/producers Shel Lytton and Steve Burkow - who were also attorneys - filed a lawsuit against director Hal Needham for making changes to their script. The lawsuit prevented the film from being released in theaters. See more »
Despite being attacked, the band's music keeps playing as if was meant to be a "live" performance. Despite the instruments being tossed around, the music keeps playing See more »
I first saw this movie when I was 12 years old, and I absolutely loved it then, and I still love it to this day.
This is a movie about pro wrestling that does not take itself seriously at all. Dirk Benedict plays the slimy manager type to the hilt, but with a hint of sincerity and humor that make you alternately want to see him succeed and get his ass kicked.
Piper and Fatu are golden as the naive wrestlers who buy Benedict's spiel about taking them to the top.
Captain Lou Albano makes an appearance as the even slimier ex-manager of Piper, and when he finds out that Piper has left him for Benedict's character, he employs the likes of Teijo Khan and the Barbarian to exact revenge on Piper and Tonga.
Tanya Roberts is smokin' hot as Benedict's love interest, and there are hilarious cameos by Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty, and a host of legendary wrestlers.
Yeah, it's cheesy, yeah, it's dorky, but Body Slam is everything an 80s comedy should be - funny, silly, and over the top.
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