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Knucklehead (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 October 2010 (USA)
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After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large debt with a local criminal ringleader, he creates a get-rich-quick scheme and enlists a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Wight) ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Feuerstein ... Eddie Sullivan
Melora Hardin ... Mary
Paul Wight ... Walter Krunk (as The Big Show)
Dennis Farina ... Memphis Earl
Wendie Malick ... Sister Francesca
Rebecca Creskoff ... Tina
Will Patton ... Vic Sullivan
Saul Rubinek ... Rabbi
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Mad Milton
Lester Speight ... Redrum
Kurt Doss ... Henry
Lurie Poston ... Todd
Lance E. Nichols ... Milton's Dad (as Lance Nichols)
Jake Austin Walker ... Dennis
Douglas M. Griffin ... Sketchy Driver


After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large debt with a local criminal ringleader, he creates a get-rich-quick scheme and enlists a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Wight) as his unwitting accomplice. Walter's orphanage -- the only home he's ever known -- also needs funds desperately. Upon overhearing Walter's predicament, Eddie convinces the no-nonsense head nun, Sister Francesca (Malick), that Walter can win the money as a fighter and pay off the church's debts. Eddie's plan: travel from town to town with Walter and enter small, unsanctioned fighting competitions for prize money Sister Francesca dispatches Mary (Hardin) as a chaperone for both Walter and the money and gives Eddie a week - and a prayer - to make it happen. During their journey across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New Orleans, Walter discovers what life is like outside the orphanage, while Eddie becomes morally conflicted over whether to take all the loot for himself or keep his ... Written by Anonymous

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A Knock Out Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude humor, language and some fighting action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobroduszny olbrzym See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

WWE Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS


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Did You Know?


While competing in the tournament, Walter( Paul Wight) wears a grizzly bear on his shorts. As the Big Show in WWE Wight often wore a bear on his singlet and sold shirts with a bear logo. See more »


When Walter tells Sister Francesca that he'll "do anything to help" the orphanage after the fire, he has tears in his eyes and his hands clasped together in front of him. In the next shot, his eyes are dry and his hands are at his sides. See more »


References Superman (1978) See more »


Step Up (I'm On It)
Written by Jacob Bunton , Dallas T. Taylor , Jason Elgin and Rodney Reaves
Performed by Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
Courtesy of Ferret Music
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A Perfect weekend's family movie
16 June 2014 | by jiroy haggarSee all my reviews

Knuckleheads is that type of movie where you feel yourself one of the good guys , relaxed , having fun , secured and definitely will reach the happy endings ; A perfect weekend's family movie where laughter and joy are guaranteed .

The crew in general showed perfect harmony and fit their roles accordingly well ; Of course we don't have the first class names here and that's supposedly match well with the general idea of a failure ex-wrestler with lot of debts upon his head , so , yes , it's expected , he will drag with him along the way a bunch of , let say dreamers ... Even the bad guy , the vicious money monger played by Farina ain't that far from that whole vision . And yet , and like i've mentioned before , all the faces are familiar , so close to our hearts .

I know the scenario isn't that original and genius ,but the presence of an unusual giant child made the whole difference , created the whole expected and unexpected bizarre situations , so yes , this movie have indeed something else to add ... Here , I wonder for an instance if that poor bear was real or a cast , hehe ...

Nice film , i enjoyed every step in it .

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