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No Holds Barred (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Sport | 2 June 1989 (USA)
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Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his... See full summary »

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Thomas J. Wright

Writer:

Dennis Hackin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hulk Hogan ... Rip
Joan Severance ... Samantha
Kurt Fuller ... Brell
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Mark Pellegrino ... Randy
Bill Henderson ... Charlie
Charles Levin Charles Levin ... Ordway
David Paymer ... Unger
Patrick O'Bryan ... Craig (as Pat O'Bryan)
Jesse Ventura ... Commentator #1
Gene Okerlund Gene Okerlund ... Commentator #2
Howard Finkel ... Ring Announcer
Bill Eadie Bill Eadie ... Jake Bullet
Rebecca Wackler ... Ms. Tidings
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Mr. Johnson
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Storyline

Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", a violent brawling competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The battle of the super tough guys. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodig Alvor See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,093,651
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the filming, there were a few accidents on the set: Hulk Hogan accidentally broke Zeus's nose, and on another occasion cut his hand open on the glass shards from the broken mirrors. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight when Rip is ready to break the window of the control room to get to Brell, the glass shatters right before he hits it. See more »

Quotes

Rip Thomas: Rip 'em! Rip 'em! Rip 'em! Come on, Randy! Let's go, Charlie! We're gonna take on Jake Bullet!
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, the film ends with a shot of Rip alone in the ring giving the "Rip 'Em!" sign before fading out to the end credits. In the home video version, the film ends with a shot of Rip and Randy hugging each other in the ring (complete with the sound of Rip makes as he does the "Rip 'Em!" sign) still audible before fading to the end credits. The 2012 DVD from WWE Studios restores the original theatrical closing shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1989 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Punkin' Head
Written by Terry Adams
Performed by NRBQ
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Whats that smell...?
6 January 2006 | by panzydanSee all my reviews

A success, a brilliant success. The only movie to inspire a Green Day album. This Hulk Hogan classic tells the story of Jesus Christ's fight against the Romans in this modern day battle. Instead of the battle field taking place in the days of old and our hero getting crucified, the battle is in a bar and our Hulk gets Zuesified. Jesus (aka Rip) lashes out the same way 2000 years later...with raw muscle power and brute force. Could Jesus be locked in a car by a bladder deficient limo driver...NO...either could the Hulkster. Hulkamania lives on, and rises again every Easter.

Simply stated, worship the Hulkster, or chances are you will suffer eternal damnation. This movie is a quality family flick that should be watched religiously every Sunday. The Creator may have rested on the 7th day, but on the 8th he made No Holds Barred.


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