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No Contest (1995)

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Andrew Dice Clay takes over a hotel during a beauty pageant taking several pageant contestants hostage since one of them is a rich senator's daughter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Tweed ... Sharon Bell
Robert Davi ... Sergeant Crane
Andrew Dice Clay ... Oz, aka Raymond Ulysses Brice
Roddy Piper ... Ice
Nicholas Campbell ... Vic
John Colicos ... Senator Donald Wilson
James Purcell James Purcell ... Captain Henricks
Judith Scott ... Nancy Polson
Louis Wrightman Louis Wrightman ... Que
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Cal
J.D. Nicholsen J.D. Nicholsen ... Zed (as Jack Nicholsen)
Polly Shannon ... Candice 'Candy' Wilson, Miss U.S.A.
Bridget Griggs Bridget Griggs ... Kellee White, Miss Canada
Kyrin Hall ... Nikki Westhill, Miss England
Chandra West ... Maria, Miss Germany
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Storyline

A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side. Written by Rob Hartill

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No rules. No mercy. No escape.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A un passo dall'inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Norstar Entertainment See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Sergeant Crane: Don't show your fear, and don't B.S. him.
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Tweed provides the kick.. Clay provides the ham
5 April 2004 | by solSee all my reviews

******SPOILERS****** Andew Dice Clay, Brice, is far more funnier trying to be an over the top evil villain in "No Contest" then in any of the stand up comedy acts that he does on stage and on cable TV in this laughable action drama. The film is about Brice and his cohorts taking over a beauty contest, the Galaxy, and holding the six finalists as well as the host and former Galaxy contest winner Sharon Bell, Shannon Tweed, hostage. In order to let them go Brice wants a ransom of ten million dollars in diamonds.

Brice rewards the Galaxy contest winner Miss France, Julie Armstrong, with a bullet in the head just as the shocked crowd was expecting him to crown her. Brice and his gang then effectively wiped out the security guards as well as the TV crew who were broadcasting the event on live TV.

A sub-plot soon develops about this whole crazy venture when it's revealed that one of the finalists Miss USA Candy Wilson, Polly Shannon, is the daughter of US Senator Donald Wilson, John Colicos. we are told that Wilson was involved with Brice in a Columbian drug ring and that he had Brice double-crossed and thought that he was killed by the drug dealers. Somehow Brice managed to survived and is now back for revenge. There is also another sub-plot involving one of the finalists Miss Germany, Chandra West, also being in on the hostage taking as well as being Brice's girlfriend.

The gang that Brice has in this adventure is one of the biggest bunch of mixed nuts ever put together in crime movie history with the overly macho Victor, Nicholas Campball, and obnoxious former professional wrestler Roddy Piper, Ice. Ice was so unintentionally funny that he spoiled the little tension that was still left in the movie when he tried to be bad and evil. Instead Ice came across like a cross between the Honeymooners Jacky Gleason and Saturday Night Lives Chevy Chase slipping and falling all over the place.

Even though Robert Davi,Sgt. Crane, is the top star in the movie he was completely overshadowed by the very physical and free-swinging and kicking Shannon Tweed who did all the work dispatching the gang of kidnappers. Davi just limped, he was a disabled Secret Service Agent in the film, along for the ride.

The movie moved toward it's inevitable climax as Sharon almost single handedly kung-fu'ed the Brice gang out of the movie leaving just him left to have it out with her on an hotel elevator for the films dramatic ending. It was next to a miracle that Sharon was able to stand up by then after the pounding that she took, as well as gave, during the movie up to that point.

Shannon Tweed was very exciting and nice to watch in the action scenes as well as in the sexy clothes that she wore. She in fact never took her clothes off during in the movie. Andrew Dice Clay showed what a "Ham Actor" he really is if he was just given the chance like the movie "No Contest" gave him. Robert Davi was the invisible man by going through the entire movie almost unnoticed and the girls held hostage were anything but sympathetic with their unconvincing acting. showing almost no fear at all of their captors, no matter how hard they tried.

The character who I think was the real villain and most believable person in the film was Senator Wilson, John Colicos. Senator Wilson showed what we see in the news every day that if your in power and keep getting re-elected you can get away with anything even murder.


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