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Andre the Giant (2018)

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A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

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Jason Hehir
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Credited cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself
Robin Wright ... Herself
Cary Elwes ... Himself
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Rob Reiner ... Himself
Jesse Ventura ... Himself (archive footage)
André the Giant ... Himself (archive footage)
Hulk Hogan ... Himself
Roddy Piper ... Himself (archive footage)
Cyndi Lauper ... Herself (archive footage)
Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)
David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Uecker ... Himself (archive footage)
Randy Savage ... Macho Man Randy Savage (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
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A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

10 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Андрэ Гигант See more »

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Vince McMahon announced this documentary in 2016. See more »

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Cary Elwes: That's the first question they ask me, wasn't it fun to go drinking with Andre. Cause they think of him as this legendary drinker and they think it's funny, but in fact he drank because he was in pain. And I asked him one day and he explained to me that his spine and his neck and his knees gave him lots of trouble.
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Features WrestleMania III (1987) See more »

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Myth AND Man
14 April 2018 | by cliftonofunSee all my reviews

Towards the end of this film, someone compares Andre to Davy Crockett - as much myth as man. It is an apt comparison, and it makes a film like this pretty tough to make. You could tell every mythic Andre legend and skip the humanity...you could focus only on the humanity and miss the legend. This doc resides right at the intersection, and it succeeds for that reason. They capture what made Andre Andre while resisting the urge to tell every single story for 5 hours. As a child of the 80s, simply revisiting the first few Wrestlemanias and The Princess Bride was a blast. It is entertaining, and - just as importantly - it is human. Also, it is captivating.


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