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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.


Brian Robbins


Steven Brill
1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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


Sometimes two heads are simply more than one. See more »


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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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.





Release Date:

7 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wrestling Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scenario of Jimmy King getting screwed by Titus Sinclair was based on a real life issue between Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair. In April 1998, Flair was fired from WCW for allegedly no-showing the taping for the April 16th edition of WCW Thunder (1998). By the end of the year, Flair was back in WCW after filing a lawsuit against Bischoff. See more »


During the first wrestling match between Diamond Dallas Page and Jimmy King, a table is seen set up outside of the ring with nothing on it. In the very next shot when Page tosses King out of the ring and through the table, magazines and other materials suddenly appear on the table. See more »


Jimmy King: I just gave him a little flick!
Sean Dawkins: Well, he's your friend, right? And you can't turn your back on a friend!... Right?
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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 »


Features Cops (1989) See more »


We Will Rock You
Written by Brian May
Produced by Scott Weiland and DJ Hurricane
Co-produced by Doug Green
Performed by DJ Hurricane featuring Scott Weiland
DJ Hurricane Appears Courtesy of TVT Records
Scott Welland Appears Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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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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