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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

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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

The main wrestler in the film, Jimmy King, is based upon WCW's Ric Flair and WWF's Jerry "The King" Lawler. 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

Jimmy King: [inside port-a-potty ] Smells like poop in here
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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 »


Soundtracks

Harlem Nocturne
Written by Earle Hagen
Performed by Martin Denny
Courtesy of EMI Rercords
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Actually kinda funny, but not in a "Ha ha" way
1 February 2002 | by gordknowlesSee all my reviews

Although if you know quite a bit about wrestling, you will find this movie to be one of the most trashy and horrid pieces ever (why Oliver Platt? Get a wrestler for God's sake to wrestle!), but for being a piece used mainly to showcase WCW stars, it wasn't too bad, it let you see that some of the guys actually have some of that stuff called talent. Plus, it made for some of the lowest moments in WCW history when they strapped the gold around Mr. Arquette's waist (resume now includes: Scream bitch/1-800 idiot/WCW world champion), so anytime I can see the makings of what would turn out to be a big step in the demise of WCW is a good thing for me.

All in all, not bad, good for a few laughs, while the ending kinda sucked, not an overly bad film, unlike Mr. Nanny, remember that? And now that the movie "Backyard Dogs: The Movie" is out, it won't have to worry about being the worst wrestling film ever made!


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