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Wrestling Queen (1973)

A documentary and in depth look at the wild world of men's and women's professional wrestling.

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Patrick Vallely
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Vivian Vachon Vivian Vachon ... Self
Bonnie Watson Bonnie Watson ... Self
Vicki Williams Vicki Williams ... Self
Debbie Johnson Debbie Johnson ... Self
Maurice Vachon ... Self (as Maurice 'Mad Dog' Vachon)
Emile Dupre Emile Dupre ... Self
Rapapapotski Rapapapotski ... Self
Walter 'Killer' Kowalski Walter 'Killer' Kowalski ... Self (as Waldek 'Killer' Kowalski)
André the Giant ... Self (as Jean 'The Giant' Ferre)
Paul Vachon ... Self (as Paul 'The Butcher' Vachon)
Tarzan Tyler Tarzan Tyler ... Self
Rene Goulet ... Self
Joe Devalto Joe Devalto ... Self
Mitsu Arakawa Mitsu Arakawa ... Self
Billy Two Rivers Billy Two Rivers ... Self
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A documentary and in depth look at the wild world of men's and women's professional wrestling.

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wrestling | independent film | See All (2) »

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She'll Do Anything To Win See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

PG

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The Wrestling Queen
2 December 2007 | by publicrelations-15See all my reviews

This movie is excellent for those who enjoy wrestling. It gives you the real feeling of being right there and experiencing what a wrestler goes through often many nights a week. The biggest shock about wrestling is that they pretend to make it look fake. I challenge any of you to get in the ring with any wrestler for 10 minutes and come out telling me how fake it is. It is staged combat acting with some pulled punches but look past that at the rest. A football player might see less than 10 minutes of physical contact in a game and have oxygen, cooling fans, misting machines and heaters with doctors on the side lines. Then he gets a 15 minutes or more break in the middle. Professional "fake" wrestlers have only an ambulance with paramedics standing by if they are injured.

I enjoyed wrestling of the past and was there when portions of this movie was made in Lafayette, Louisiana. I attended the matches and the production of this documentary; even had dinner with the cast, producer and director and crew at the end of the filming in Lafayette. The popular restaurant was at the intersection known as "Four Corners" (appropriate place to eat and none of us thought of it at that time).

Captain Lloyd Loup of the Lafayette police department is the policeman in the movie and I am right behind him. It was funny I knew some of the crew who were from New Orleans that called me to get together with them and I knew the Captain of the police department who later came to work for me a brief period after his retirement from the police department. Lloyd liked to be in the spot light since he had appeared regularly on a afternoon live show for the kid. He was Officer Friendly who would come visit on John Plauché TV show, "Polycarp and His Pals" afternoon show in Lafayette. Lloyd called me and said "hey we are going to be in the movies tonight so be sure to come." The funny part is that when I was there at the time it took place it meant little to me. I actually did not want to go and have dinner with them and they talked me into it. Today, I can get real enjoyment pulling this movie out and watching it. I can remember the conversations and thoughts of each of those who made this movie, too.

May I suggest you look for this movie and get it. Then think about the people in the movie and crew who went over budget but wanted to make this for fans to remember them. The policeman


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fribryderkongen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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