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Ready to Rumble (2000)

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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

David Arquette was given the WCW World Heavyweight title two weeks after the release of the movie as a promotional stunt. He eventually lost the title in a cage match similar to the one at the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Sean says Jimmy King is the longest undefeated wrestler ever. Later, Sinclair mentions to King that he has been wrestling for fourteen years. King being undefeated for fourteen years is not the longest winning streak in pro-wrestling. Andre the Giant was undefeated for fifteen years. The Fabulous Moolah was undefeated for twenty-seven years. See more »

Quotes

[repeated Line]
Jimmy King: I will rule you!
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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 »

Soundtracks

Bad Boys
Written by Ian Lewis
Performed by Inner Circle
Courtesy of Big Beat Records/Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music Sweden
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Entertaining, fun film
13 April 2000 | by MikeP-7See all my reviews

This was light and enjoyable film of two affable wrestling fans who want to reinstate a recently fallen hero to the top of the WCW world. I have seen funnier films, but this was not a disappointment by any means. Fans of wrestling should really enjoy it, non fans (like myself, although I think I might be becoming one) should still like it. Arquette, Caan, and Platt make a nice trio, and Martin Landau is hilarious as an old-school wrestling guru.


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