Ready to Rumble

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Humor at its lowest that isn't funny for kids and is insulting to adults.



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Wrestling champion Jimmy King is everything die-hard wrestling fans Gordie Boggs and Sean Dawkins would love to be. A dreamer, an athlete, a true champion - with his crown, cape and scepter, 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 Friday night when they at last get to see their idol live and in person at the local WCW coliseum. But as the lights swirl and the 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. Heartbroken and in shock, Gordie and Sean nonetheless decide to embark on an odyssey of discovery to root out 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 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.


David Arquette
as Gordie Boggs
Oliver Platt
as Jimmy King
Scott Caan
as Sean Dawkins
Bill Goldberg
as Goldberg
Joe Pantoliano
as Titus Sinclair
"Diamond" Dallas Page
as "Diamond" Dallas Page
Caroline Rhea
as Eugenia King
Paige Falkinburg
as Diamond Dallas Page
as Sting
Martin Landau
as Sal Bandini
Tait Smith
as Buddy King
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Mrs. MacKenzie
Lewis Arquette
as Fred King
Ahmet Zappa
as Cashier
Chad Carr
as 8-Year-Old Kid
Darby Wilson
as 8-Year-Old Kid No. 2
Joey Deters
as 8-Year-Old Kid No. 3
Jill Ritchie
as Brittany
Wendy Jean Wilkins
as Gabby Boggs
Ric Mancini
as Front Row Fan No. 1
Bruce-Robert Serafin
as Front Row Fan No. 2
Greg Collins
as Crusty Veteran Cop
David Ursin
as Fire Chief
Earl H. Bullock
as Cop No. 1
Jody Hahn
as Nun No. 3
Marne Dupere
as Nun No. 4
Floyd Levine
as Floor Manager
Pete Blincoe
as Video Cameraman
Richard Karron
as Sanitation Guy
Alex Skuby
as Young Doctor
Tim Sitarz
as Fireman Fred
Jeff Podgurski
as The Chewer
Adam Tomei
as Siamese Twin No. 1
Jason S. Kassin
as Siamese Twin No. 2
Philip Pavel
as Happy Young Man
Rosalie Vega
as King Sexy Girl No. 1
Bernard Taylor
as King Sexy Girl No. 2
Van Hammer
as Himself
Curt Hennig
as Himself
Billy Kidman
as Himself
as Himself
Saturn V
as Himself
Randy Savage
as Himself
Booker T.
as Himself
Sid Vicious
as Himself
as Herself
Forrest Fyre
as Herself
as Herself
as Herself
as Herself
Mike Tenay
as Himself
William E. Daley
as Bill Silverman
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Audience Reviews for Ready to Rumble

  • Oct 23, 2009
    Probably the worsest Pro Wrestling movie in the history of Pro Wrestling movies
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2009
    Ready to get Retarded
    Jess B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2008
    Being a wrestling fan it's hard not to like this movie. It has some of the dumbest dialogue that I have ever heard or seen in a movie - yet it's funny and fun to watch. I would tell any wrestling fan to watch this movie. If your not a wrestling fan - you may find it pointless, but for me, it was golden.
    Bobby H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2008
    This is a glimpse back when Pro Wrestling was actually good, sadly right around this time the greatness that was WCW was on it's last leg. Seeing Goldberg, Sid Vicious, Macho Man, and Sting all in their prime was a great thing. As for the movie itself a good buddy comedy with great laughs mostly from the very funny Oliver Platt, aka "The King" baby! Also after seeing Rose McGowan she just seems to be getting hotter and hotter over the years, but she is at one of her sexiest moments in this movie. All in all good comedy with great moments most notably the scene with Arquette and Zappa when he sticks his finger up his ass trying to get a free refill.
    Jason R Super Reviewer

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