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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 »

Director:

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 ... Ordway
David Paymer ... Unger
Patrick O'Bryan ... Craig (as Pat O'Bryan)
Jesse Ventura ... Commentator #1
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:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Holds Barred See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,957,052, 4 June 1989

Gross USA:

$16,093,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,093,651
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rip's finisher is a running double sledgehammer, the one Hogan used during his matches in Japan, where it is known as the 'Axe Bomber'. In the Japanese Fire Pro series of wrestling games, many real wrestlers from different promotions are featured using fake names, and Hulk Hogan is known in that series as 'Axe Duggan'. 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

[last lines]
Rip Thomas: Randy!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Going To A Party
Written by Al Anderson
Performed by NRBQ
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Good
28 November 1999 | by rlough9272See all my reviews

This movie is actually quite good. It is about WWF Champion, Rip (played by then WWF Champion Hulk Hogan) and it focuses on an evil boss of a rival television company who tries to lure Rip on to his wrestling show and away from the WWF (sound familiar? Only in the film Rip doesnt take the money). The acting is generally bad as it is in every Hulk Hogan movie, but that doesnt seem to matter here as it is just mindless fun.


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