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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:

Sometimes two heads are simply more than one. 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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,257,778, 9 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,372,410, 21 May 2000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is WWE Superstar John Cena's first acting role. See more »

Goofs

During Gordy's daydream sequence, the mean clerk says the purple sugar slush is $1.26. When Gordy is snapped out of his daydreaming and goes to get a refill, the sign on the slush machine says the price is $1.25. See more »

Quotes

Sal Bandini: [to Jimmy King] Kickin' me was right. Checkin' to see if I was okay was wrong.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes and additional scenes run during the first half of the credits. 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 The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' With The Devil
Written by Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Bors. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I'm not "Ready" to watch this film again
6 April 2000 | by TaoMan1121See all my reviews

"Ready To Rumble" is an example of what's wrong with films today. From its glorification of professional wrestling to its non-stop scatalogical humor, it was painful to watch. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy stupid comedies as much as the next guy, but watching David Arquette acting more like a baboon than on his telephone commercials is not my idea of a fun time. Will someone please get this guy a new agent? Courtney Cox, please read some of these scripts before he signs on! Meanwhile, Oliver Platt is completely unbelievable as the "professional wrestling champion of the world." Poor Martin Landau is reduced to playing a over-the-hill wrestler. The only laughable part of this movie, besides the fact that it was so bad, was a hilarious crack on Michael Bolton. I admit you are at a disadvantage if you are not a pro-wrestling fan, but I would hope even The Rock would lay the smackdown on this film. The act of watching this movie is as painful as the countless hits to the crotch the filmmakers thought were so amusing. This film is below the belt, and unless you are a big Adam Sandler fan, stay out of the ring for this one.


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