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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 4 August 2006 (USA)
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Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

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Adam McKay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Ricky Bobby
John C. Reilly ... Cal Naughton Jr.
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Jean Girard
Gary Cole ... Reese Bobby
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Lucius Washington
Leslie Bibb ... Carley Bobby
Jane Lynch ... Lucy Bobby
Amy Adams ... Susan
Andy Richter ... Gregory
Molly Shannon ... Mrs. Dennit
Greg Germann ... Larry Dennit Jr.
David Koechner ... Hershell
Jack McBrayer ... Glenn
Ian Roberts ... Kyle
Pat Hingle ... Mr. Dennit Sr.
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Storyline

NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo -- "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges "Shake" and "Bake" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

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Taglines:

No Brakes. No Brains. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, drug references and brief comic violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High, Wide, and Handsome See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$72,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,042,215, 6 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,213,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,966,177
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)| DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ricky Bobby inspired the hip-hop song "Do the Ricky Bobby" by B-Hamp and its corresponding dance move. Many videos of people performing the dance move were released, including one by Cincinnati football player Chad Johnson. See more »

Goofs

When Ricky is shifting after he crashes with Jamie Mcmurray at the beginning, it is clearly visible that the shifter has five gears, when Nascar cars only have four. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reese Bobby: [Reese is speeding] Guess how fast we're going now!
Lucy Bobby: [screams] I don't care! I'm having a baby!
Reese Bobby: Hundred and five miles an hour! Can you believe that!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene where "Walker" and "Texas Ranger" are reading with Ricky Bobby's mom and discussing symbolism in William Faulkner's "The Bear". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #23.3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Faithfully
(1983)
Written by Jonathan Cain
Published by Twist & Shout Music and Love Batch Music
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Very Good!
28 August 2007 | by sarahcats1227See all my reviews

I liked this movie a LOT. I think it's annoying how people come on here and whine and cry about poking fun at things...boo hoo he joked about boobs or gay people or Jesus or whatever...every single comment I read was someone who didn't like it because it offended them. It's a comedy, grow up!! Of course it's going to make fun of things, what else would make it funny? I thought that this movie was HILARIOUS, I am a very big fan of Will Ferrell I can't think of one movie I seen with him in it that I didn't like! So please, if you're that easily offended, next time you wanna rent a movie, for all out sakes, DON'T pick up a comedy. GEEZ!


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