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Body Slam (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 21 May 1987 (USA)
A down-on-his-luck music manager for the fictional rock band Kick finds his luck changing when he by mistake also starts managing a successful wrestling duo.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

Shel Lytton (story), Shel Lytton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Benedict ... M. Harry Smilac
Tanya Roberts ... Candace Vandervagen
Roddy Piper ... Quick Rick Roberts
Lou Albano ... Captain Lou Murano
Barry Gordon ... Sheldon Brockmeister
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Vic Carson
Billy Barty ... Tim McClusky
John Astin ... Scotty
Sam Fatu Sam Fatu ... Tonga Tom (as The Tonga Kid - Sam Fatu)
Dani Crayne ... Bitsy Vandervagen (as Dani Janssen)
Sydney Lassick ... Shapiro
John Fujioka ... Mr. Kim
Afa Anoai ... The Samoans
Sika Anoai Sika Anoai ... The Samoans
Kellie Martin ... Missy Roberts
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Storyline

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 Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Slam See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,520, 23 November 1986

Gross USA:

$14,926
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)
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Trivia

Dirk Benedict worked on the film between seasons of The A-Team (1983). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad News Travels Fast
Written by Randy Bachman
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Published by Randy Bachman Music Procan for USA & Canada
Produced by Scott Carswell & Randy Bachman
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This is so terrible it is brilliant
4 February 2005 | by Sean68See all my reviews

I am big wrestling fan and a big rock music fan so i think this film only made it into my collection for those two reasons. saying that it is so bad that it is great. with Cameo's from some really great wrestlers and a most unusual cast this film is a must see even if you only watch it once. Dirk Benedict was a regular in two of the most cheesy TV Series of all time (Battlestar Galactica and the A team) so it is no wonder that he will never be a major movie star. Roddy Piper has made some good and some truly awful films but you have to admire his perseverance. he is still one of the best wrestlers never to be world champion. Tanya Roberts was a huge fantasy of mine in my teens so it was nice to see her do a film that didn't involve her taking her clothes off. from a Wrestling Fan point of view it was fun to see Rikishi in his early days as a wrestler as well.


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