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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:

The story of a man who could only count to #1 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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Trivia

This movie features three of the four leads of Wreck-It Ralph (2012): John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch, and two actors from the Madagascar franchise: Sacha Baron Cohen and Andy Richter. See more »

Goofs

When Cal Naughton, Jr calls Ricky, Ricky reaches over to answer the phone behind the cushion and knocks the remote between his body and the couch. A little later, the remote is in his other hand, then it is on his lap, and then back in his hand again. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The "Unrated and Uncut!" DVD version of the film is missing the scene where Ricky recruits his former pit crew from a car wash. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Step Brothers (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Lit Up
(1999)
Written by Josh Todd, Keith Nelson, Jonathan 'JB' Brighman (as Jonathan Brightman) and Devon Glenn
Published by Famous Music LLC o/b/o itself and Lit Up Music
Performed by Buckcherry
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Will Ferrell at his best.
20 November 2007 | by manwithavanproSee all my reviews

Will Ferrell at his best.

Seriously… Here, Ferrell plays a good ole country boy with rocks for brains and only one worry in the world and that's winning. Sound like a familiar past TV character of his? Ferrell is also a Writer on this film with Director Adam McKay, who together have made a solid comedy team since those SNL days, including 2004's "Anchor Man." But standing just as tall in this picture is the surprising man-about-town, Mr. Sasha Cohen (Borat, Ali G, Bruno) as Ricky Bobby's French nemesis, Jean Girard. This guy is such a great character actor it was difficult to even spot him at first. But who else would be brave enough to kiss Ferrell on the lips?

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