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.
In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
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
When Ricky (Will Ferrell) meets Reese Bobby (Gary Cole) for the first time as an adult, Reese is drinking Laughing Clown Malt Liquor, which is the sponsor of Ricky's car when he first becomes a driver. See more »
Twice in Ricky's mother's kitchen, Texas Ranger mouths Walker's words. Although this is a common actor's mistake, it makes sense in this particular context. These two are always planning and thinking together, so the idea that they can anticipate each other's every word is quite fitting. See more »
[Reese is speeding]
Guess how fast we're going now!
I don't care! I'm having a baby!
Hundred and five miles an hour! Can you believe that!
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Outtakes play through the closing credits. See more »
In the theatre version of the film, when Ricky goes to Jean's house, he is introduced to Elvis Costello and Mos Def (as Jean's brother-in-law), but in other versions, Ricky is not introduced and when he asks if it is really them, Jean simply says, "No". See more »
I just got back from this movie. And it was... okay. Some of it was funny. Some of it wasn't. Some of it was clever. Some of it was predictable. In other words, if you're planning to see this movie, you already probably qualify as a Ferrell Fan, or something like that. Which means you'll think it's pretty funny. Not grade-A, top-quality, Steve Martin funny. More like a lot of "hurting for laughs," slapstick humor kind of funny. And as with most Will Ferrell movies, it's awkward at first, but will probably get better with each successive watching. So go ahead, see it. Or not. Because it will be on DVD eventually, and besides, all your friends will quote it months and months from now.
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