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Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 25 December 2013 (USA)
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A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Lampley ... Himself
... Henry 'Razor' Sharp
... Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen
... Boxing Announcer (voice)
... Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
Anthony Bean ... Dante Slate, Sr.
... Young Dante
... Dante Slate, Jr.
... Joey the Bartender
... Shipyard Co-Worker
... Walter
BJ Guyer ... Jabby the Puppet
Jen Kober ... Tough Female Customer
... Mr. Sandpaper Hands
... Nora
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Storyline

Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two boxers who thirty years ago were rivals. Just before a big match Razor decides to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant. Today a promoter, Dante Slate wants to have them fight each other but Razor doesn't want to. But when he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no choice. So he trains under his old trainer. Billy while training, meets B.J., the son he had with Sally Rose and he asks B.J. to train him. And Sally Rose tries to get Razor to forgive her but he can't. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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When time hits hard, hit harder. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Ajuste de Cuentas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,310,000, 27 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,807,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,907,260
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Trivia

Robert De Niro and Jon Bernthal, who play father and son in this film, have both also played Al Capone. De Niro played Capone in The Untouchables (1987), while Bernthal played Capone in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) See more »

Goofs

When Razor and The Kid are singing the National Anthem at the monster truck rally, there is a Winn Dixie sign seen in the stadium. Winn Dixie is only in the southeast, not Pittsburgh. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Lampley: Hello again, everybody, I'm Jim Lampley. Certain athletes are born enemies. Bird and Magic. Ali and Frazier. Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. But the fiercest rivalry was be between two fighters from Pittsburgh with the names Razor and Kid.
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Crazy Credits

There are two scenes in the closing credits: Razor, Lightning and Slate watch Kid perform on Dancing with the Stars (2005), and later Slate arranges a rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. See more »

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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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What You Twerkin Wit'
Written by Todd Neubert, Jason Rabinowitz, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jared Jackson and James Katalbas
Performed by Kriminal Chargez
Courtesy of SpyTech Records
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67yrs old and still the best !
25 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Now I am biased in two ways while writing this review. First, Stallone is my favourite actor and second, I just saw the movie so I am still within the movie magic that's making me give it 10/10. However, I doubt the next 24hrs will change anything, Grudge Match is perfect!

Judge it by any standard or any angle you want, the comedy delivers, the plot is engaging and consistent, the actors are top-notch and believable in their roles and the score is spot on.

The trailer only gives you a third of what you can expect and take out from this film. The movie itself is such an enjoyable experience you will not see the time go by. While there is no suspense, at no point can you criticize the movie for being predictable. The story is so well done, it will carry you through the entire 113 minutes.

The very first 5mins did it for me. No non-sense, straight to the point and on your way to entertainment. Absolute jewel :D Stallone is 67 years old, and he is still the best.


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