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READY TO RUMBLE
USA & UK: Warner Bros
Cast: David Arquette, Oliver Platt, Scott Caan, Bill Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Page Falkinburg, Richard Lineback, Chris Owen, Steve Borden, Diamond Dallas Page, Joe Pantoliano, Martin Landau, Caroline Rhea, Tait Smith, Ellen Albertini Dow, Kathleen Freeman, Lewis Arquette, Ahmet Zappa, Chad Carr, Darby Wilson, Joey Deters, Max Daniels, John Ennis, Jill Ritchie, Melanie Deanne Moore, Catherine Paolone, Wendy Jean Wilkins, Ric Mancini, Bruce-Robert Serafin, Greg Collins, David Ursin, Earl H. Bullock, Maryedith Burrell, Anne Christianson, Jody Hahn, Marne Dupere, Floyd Levine, Pete Blincoe, Richard Karron, Alex Skuby, Tim Sitarz, Tony Pennello, Jeff Podgurski, Adam Tomei, Jason Kassin, Philip Pavel, Julia Schultz, Rosalie Vega, Taylor Bernard, Scott 'Bam Bam' Bigelow, Stephanie Bellars, Juventud Guerrera, Mark Hildreth, Curt Hennig, Michael Haynes, Glen Gilberny, Peter Gruner, Charles Ashenoff, Oscar Guitterez, Perry Saturno, Randy Poffo, Booker Huffman, Sid Eudy, Chae An, Teri Byrne, Melissa Anne Bellin, Sharmell Sullivan, Vanessa Bozman, Gene Okerlund, Noah Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Michael Buffer, Charles Robinson, William E Daley, Phil Hawn, Chris Kanyon
Director: Brian Robbins
USA: 122 mins
UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, violence and sexual references
USA Release Date: 7 April 2000
UK Release Date: 24 November 2000
Wrestling champion Jimmy King (Oliver Platt) is everything die-hard wrestling fans Gordie Boggs (David Arquette) and Sean Dawkins (Scott Caan) would love to be. A dreamer, an athlete, a true champion - with his crown, cape and sceptre, he is a giant in his profession. Other wrestlers can only tremble in fear of his deadly finishing move, "The Crown"- a two-handed flying slap.
Gordie and Sean live at home, have dead-end jobs and no girlfriends, but none of that matters on Monday night when they at last get to see their idol live and in person at WCW Monday Nitro.
But as the lights swirl and the sexy Nitro girls dance, something goes horribly wrong for the King. He is ambushed by a ring-full of hostile turn-coats. At the match's shocking end, Jimmy King takes a mighty, career-ending fall. After his humiliating defeat. the King disappears into obscurity a casualty to the high drama of the wrestling profession. Heartbroken and in shock, Gordie and Sean nonetheless decide to embark on an odyssey of discovery to hunt down their fallen hero.
In space fourteen of the St. Francis Motor Court, they come face to face with a drunken, bitter Jimmy King -- a phony with a made-up past whose inspirational phrases were all scripted. But Gordie and Sean will not be discouraged. Beneath the beer gut and grizzle, they still see glimpses of their hero and vow to do whatever it takes to restore their King to his throne, no matter how many rules - or bones get broken in the process.
"Ready To Rumble" is a comedy set against the spectacular, high-stakes world of professional wrestling. It also features numerous superstars of the wrestling world, including Sting, Bam Bam Bigelow, Saturn, Sid Vicious, Kidman, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Disco Inferno, Juventud Guerrero, Curt Hennig, Van Hammer and Konnan, among others and was shot in numerous locations in and around Los Angeles including the historic Grand Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles.