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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.

Director:

Peter Segal

Writers:

Tim Kelleher (screenplay), Rodney Rothman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Lampley Jim Lampley ... Jim Lampley
Sylvester Stallone ... Henry 'Razor' Sharp
Robert De Niro ... Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen
Rich Little ... Boxing Announcer (voice)
Ireland Baldwin ... Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
Anthony Bean Anthony Bean ... Dante Slate, Sr.
Mason Mackie ... Young Dante
Kevin Hart ... Dante Slate, Jr.
Barry Primus ... Joey the Bartender
Oscar Gale ... Shipyard Co-Worker
Frederick Douglas Plunkett Jr. ... Walter
BJ Guyer BJ Guyer ... Jabby the Puppet
Jen Kober ... Tough Female Customer
Anthony Anderson ... Mr. Sandpaper Hands
Carrie Lazar ... 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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A rivalry 30 years in the making. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In a scene, while training, "Razor" (Sylvester Stallone) is about to punch hanging raw meat in a meat locker and is told not to by "Lightning" (Alan Arkin) because it is unsanitary. This is a nod to the scene in Rocky (1976) where he does break the ribs, and obviously doesn't care if it is unsanitary. See more »

Goofs

Billy mentioned his dealership is open on Sundays, but it is illegal to open a car dealership on Sunday in Pennsylvania. 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 »

Connections

Featured in The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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I'm Shipping Up To Boston
Written by Al Barr, James Lynch, Ken Casey (as Kenneth Casey), Marc Orrell, Matthew Kelly (as Mathew Kelly) and Woody Guthrie
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
Courtesy of Born & Bred Records
By arrangement with Rhino Independent/ADA Licensing, a division of Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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WHY did they do it? I think I know why...
25 December 2013 | by vkupchanSee all my reviews

Like so many other people my first thought after seeing the trailer was: "WHY are they doing it? This will be pathetic!". Our family still went to see this movie on the opening day - and me, my wife, and the kids aged 10 and 14 all had a lot of fun watching it. Yes, it had some cheesy lines and less than perfect moments but I would never call it pathetic. I liked it so much that I registered on IMDb to write my first review. The movie actually answers the "why" question - and somehow this answer is the best way to describe how the film makes you feel. Yes, De Niro and Stallone fully realize that they are way past their prime and will never make anything comparable to "Raging Bull" or original "Rocky". They just do not make the drama out of it, do not take themselves too seriously and do not see the roles that made them famous as some sacred ground that can't be touched. They just want to have some fun while they are alive - and may be help others have fun as well. Not a bad way to feel about getting older!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grudge Match See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,021,993, 29 December 2013

Gross USA:

$29,807,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,907,260
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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