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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 »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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When time hits hard, hit harder. 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 the mid-credits scene, on the wall of Dante's office is a fight poster that reads "Segal Vs Ewing". This is a reference to producers Peter Segal and Michael Ewing. The same poster reads "Osbrink vs King" in a reference to the talent scouts and promoters Cindy Osbrink (Hollywood) and Don King (boxing), as well as "Gerber vs Mehta" referring to producers Bill Gerber and Ravi D. Mehta. 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 Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.23 (2016) See more »

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Boom Boom
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by Big Head Todd and The Monsters (as Big Head Todd & the Monsters) featuring John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of John Lee Hooker Family Limited Partnership
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Better Than I Thought
29 December 2013 | by henri360See all my reviews

I went in hoping that I would be at least mildly entertained. Wow, was I wrong. This movie is solid entertainment with a soul. Yes there are some solid principles to live by in this movie... and some to ignore. The acting was superb. I expected Stallone and DeNiro to be somewhat burnt out. But, they portrayed vivid characters. Stallone's motivation as a character was largely a mystery until about halfway into the movie. Definitely a mirror of life today. And, it had a decent ending that was digestible. I respected their life work before. But, this movie is likely to make you a fan... or at least of the story. I did not mention the other actors. But they are all stars in this worthy story, filled with laughs, mystery, and drama. What's not to like?


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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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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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