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Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2000 (USA)
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Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writer:

Steven Brill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Gordie Boggs
Oliver Platt ... Jimmy King
Scott Caan ... Sean Dawkins
Bill Goldberg ... Goldberg
Rose McGowan ... Sasha
Dallas Page ... DDP
Richard Lineback ... Mr. Boggs
Chris Owen ... Isaac
Steve Borden ... Sting
Joe Pantoliano ... Titus Sinclair
Martin Landau ... Sal Bandini
Caroline Rhea ... Eugenia King
Tait Smith Tait Smith ... Buddy King
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Mrs. MacKenzie
Kathleen Freeman ... Jane King
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Storyline

Two dimwit sewage workers watch their hero, WCW wrestler Jimmy King, get screwed out of the World title by wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and evil WCW owner Titus Sinclair. They embark on a quest to help their hero win his title - and honor - back. Features cameos by lots of WCW wrestlers. Written by Greg Popil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're headed for the big time... face first. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point of the film, when the cop is going off on his son about people that ended up as failures because they followed their dreams, he mentions Michael Bolton. This is most likely a reference to how Bolton was once a hard rocker, and "sold out" to doing adult contemporary music. See more »

Goofs

After the boys are picked up in Wyoming by the traveling nuns, they are shown passing the same farm storage facility twice, during the day as well as during the night. They also pass the same farm storage facility on their way from Georgia to New York. See more »

Quotes

Sean Dawkins: How's my hair look? Finesse?
Gordie Boggs: Bro, you're driving a truck full of ass juice. I wouldn't worry about your hair.
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Crazy Credits

No wrestlers were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

Alternate Versions

A shot of the "Oklahoma"-singing cowboy tied to a tree was cut from the video and DVD releases after concern was expressed that it made light of anti-gay violence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.161 (2010) See more »

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Kumbaya
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User Reviews

 
Good laugh
8 January 2007 | by RunningDSee all my reviews

We first saw this movie a long time ago and it has several laugh out loud moments. We then rented it again for a couple of our nephews, a few years ago, who really enjoyed it. They were at the time wrestling fans who knew wrestling was mostly fake.

Last weekend we borrowed it from a friend to watch with those same nephews from a few years ago, and we laughed all the way through it again. The boys no longer watch wrestling, said they are catching new jokes in it this time around.

The acting is over the top, and bigger than life but so is wrestling! It is a great movie if you want to escape and laugh for an hour and a half.


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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wrestling Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,257,778, 9 April 2000

Gross USA:

$12,394,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,452,362
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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