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Wrestling Isn't Wrestling (2015)

A case study of longtime WWE superstar, Triple H, to explain why wrestling is an epic example of storytelling at its best.

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Max Landis

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Max Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Savage ... Non-Fan
Jamie Hyneman ... Non-Fan
Max Landis ... Max Landis
Chloe Dykstra ... Triple H
Taliesin Jaffe ... Fancy Person
Lydia Bottom Lydia Bottom ... Fancy Person / Wrestler Mob
Mennell Tatiana Mennell Tatiana ... Fancy Person
Jacqueline Besson ... Fancy Person
Yuri Lowenthal ... Fancy Person
Matthew Mercer ... Fancy Person
Vincent Spano ... Creepy Old Man
Milana Vayntrub ... Ultimate Warrior
Rose Chirillo Rose Chirillo ... Hawk
Charley Feldman Charley Feldman ... Animal
Ana Walczak ... Shawn Michaels (as Ana Valentine)
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A case study of longtime WWE superstar, Triple H, to explain why wrestling is an epic example of storytelling at its best.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wrestling Isn't Wrestling See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

Stephanie McMahon and Triple H both said on Twitter that they like what Max Landis did. See more »

Quotes

Max Landis: The story goes on. That's the thing about wrestling: it doesn't end. But that's the thing about life too. And yeah, I left stuff out, but you don't remember everything. Humans crave melodrama. They crave fiction. When you're sitting alone and texting, it's because you're bored. Our imagination is our greatest gift, and our greatest curse. Because we're bored all the time. And that's what fiction does for us. It gives us a sort of... simulator for bigger stories and bigger emotions. That's what ...
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Connections

References Clash of the Champions XXIV (1993) See more »

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It's My Time
Written by Alex Montilla and Chris Ranier
Vocals by Alex Montilla
Produced by Chris Ranier
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The best movie about wrestling I've seen.
13 November 2016 | by the_green_visionSee all my reviews

This was great. I thought the style of narration was unique, the skits were terrific and Landis' summaries of the various eras of HHH were laser accurate.

I also thought that the actors did a pretty creditable job of portraying the Wrestlers (particularly The Rock, Stone Cold and Sean Michaels.

There is *so* much good here if you are already a fan of wrestling, and I'm told it's pretty great even if you are not. Landis' enthusiasm for the medium shines.

I really valued when he admitted that "yes, a lot of wrestling is crap" (because that's pretty inarguable), but he followed it with the equally true "But when it's good, it's f***ing *great*" I have to agree.


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