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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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Peter Segal

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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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Taglines:

No matter how old you are, come out swinging. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de Cuentas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$29,807,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,907,260
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

The first time you see the viral footage shown of Razor and the Kid fighting for the video game is from the actual phone used. You can clearly see the crew filming the scene including cameraman and boom guy. 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

Referenced in ABC News Nightline: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

A Smile Can't Hide A Broken Heart
Written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones (as Booker T. Jones, Jr.)
Performed by William Bell
Courtesy of Stax Records
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Rocky Balboa VS Jake Lamotta or Razor VS Kid.
25 August 2014 | by bluesman-20See all my reviews

Grudge match isa fun movie. It pokes fun at Stallone's most iconic role and at Deniro's Jake La Motta. Henry "RAZOR" Sharp is a talented tough Pittsburgh Boxer who has a rival in Kid MCdonnal. Both are talented and tough where Razor is humble Kid is loud. Where Both were at one time the Light heavyweight Champion of the world. Kid lets that define him Razor does not. When the first fight between them is hailed as a classic and the second fight breaks records and the fans demanding a third one. Razor walks away from billions back in 1984. the Why is a mystery. and the greatest rematch is only a fantasy. flash forward to 2012. Kid is a successful businessman owning a bar and a auto dealership and playing off of his boxing image. Razor is a welder at the dockyards and has been for the last thirty years. Both men are content. razor looks after his old trainer lighting played by Alan Arkin who steals the movie. When Razor and Kid's history is brought up on a sports show. the son of Razor's late manager comes to Razor with a offer film a video game with Kid. Needing the money he agrees to do it for 15 thousand. and when he meets Kid again their hatred for each other literally turns into a brawl that gets the world's attention. And the idea for the Grudge match is born. While training for it. Both men encounter secrets from their past. lost loves and most importantly grudging respect for one another. Stallone and Deniro play this one off wonderfully against one another. Stallone is the straight man and gets the best lines. Deniro is the comedic one and gets the best scenes. And Arkin steals the movie from under them. Grudge match is a good time at the movies . It's not what many people think it is. And because of that it's better then what people think it is.


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