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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 triple tier caged match, when the King is shown holding the title belt, his name already appears on the nameplate but Diamond Dallas Page was the champion going into the match. It should be noted, however, on the WCW product it was not unusual for the name plate not be changed for several weeks after a title change. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Boggs: Just cause it's your dream doesn't make it right or noble or whatever! Charles Manson was following his dream! Joseph Stalin, Michael Bolton, you get my point?
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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 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.161 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Lohengrin (Prelude, Act III)
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker (as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti)
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Makes wrestling seem stupid.
27 February 2002 | by nomad3_16See all my reviews

I myself am an avid wrestling fan, I have liked it all my life and I even wrestle for a local promotion. I heard about this film and thought finally a film about wrestling, but after watching it I was devastated because I knew that non-wrestling fans would watch it and think that that was A) the way wrestling works and B) the way wrestling fans act. This was supposed to make wrestling look good, but in my opinion it does the complete opposite, packed with child-like humour which could be bettered by anyone with half a brain, and makes you believe that all fans think wrestling is real, which we all know it isn't it should be seen as a entertainment not as a sport. Now I know there are wrestling critics out there who say its for kids anyway, therefore having a film containing childish humour should be fine but this is not the case. I know certain things are far fetched to say the least but I find it more entertaining than most other "real" sports. But in conclusion, if you are a wrestling fan, I'd watch the film, but for god's sake don't get your hopes up before watching it, so that anything that does appeal is a bonus.


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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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