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Old 12-18-23, 10:09 AM
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Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

Thought about this movie the other day and found it is available to watch for free on YouTube with ads… as a wrestling fan in the 90s there’s so much nostalgia packed into this turd.

Oliver Platt has the charm but is totally unbelievable as the champ… but this such great campy fun!

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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

Saw this in the theater with some wrestling fan buddies. The 10 year old sitting behind us was doing a pretty passable JR impression and calling every single spot. Made the movie even funnier.
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

This movie gave us David Arquette as WCW Champion that helped lead to the downfall of the company. I still need to watch it
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Old 12-18-23, 06:20 PM
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

I loved this film when it came out. "Sal Bandini! Wanna wrestle?"

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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

It is a guilty pleasure and who could not love this scene

It should get a blu-ray release

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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

This movie was hilarious for those of us in the know. From the dream, sequence with Macho Man and Ahmet Zappa in the convience store, to Dewey calling Rose McGowans tits "foreign objects", it's full of hilarious bits and nods to the world of pro wrestling.
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

My dad took me to see this on opening weekend. While neither of us has watched it since, my dad still quotes Ahmet Zappa's "Like a bitter, sour ass" line whenever he gets a whiff of something unpleasant.


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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

I think I was around thirteen or fourteen when this came out. At the time my dad, my brother and I were pretty heavy into wrestling. In particular we watched a lot of WCW because my mom approved of it more than WWF.

We didn’t see Ready to Rumble in the theater, but I remember highly anticipating it coming out on VHS. I remember when it came out we rented it from Blockbuster and watched it and from what I remember I think we all liked it enough.

I knew it was goofy but I didn’t really care because I was invested in WCW (despite how bad it was). When it came to David Arquette winning the WCW Championship to tie into the movie it was a pretty bad booking choice but that was amongst many bad decisions in the dying days of WCW.

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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

I don't think I've ever seen the film, but do remember the WCW crossover and the soundtrack. Bif Naked did a cover of We're Not Gonna Take It and I think there's a We Will Rock You cover by Scott Weiland.
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

It is worth a watch
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
It is worth a watch
Most definitely. 👍🏼
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Old 12-21-23, 07:14 AM
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

I remember loving this movie when it came out but I don't think I ever went back and saw it a 2nd time when it hit DVD. Maybe I'll track it down over the holidays.
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

Somewhat adjacent to this... this doc is worth checking out.
Available on Hulu and Kanopy.

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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

David Arquette was also heavily featured in the Vice Dark Side of the Ring episode about Nick Gauge when they wrestled in a death match. I loved ECW during its 90s heyday but not much of a fan of Death Matches as they are extremely hard to watch.
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Re: Ready to Rumble (2000; D: Robbins) S: Arquette, Caan, Platt, DDP, Sting, Goldberg, etc.

“They are the farting nuns.”

I got bored tonight and watched this again for the first time in 20 years (I had the DVD but sold it).

It is as I remembered it… full of crap but hits all of the right nostalgia strings.

Seeing how they unceremoniously shoehorned different wrestlers into the script was painful but it was good seeing the likes of Juventude, Kidman, Saturn, Disco, Konan, and Sid… as well as major players like Macho Man, Mr. Perfect, Booker T, Sting, DDP, and Goldberg.

The funniest scene for me the WWJD bracelet scene when they’re are eating their lunch sitting on the back of the truck with the sewage leaking out of the gasket between them. So nasty… but so funny.

Oliver Platt is the worst part of this movie… but hey, he adds some class and acting credibility.

… and the YouTube commercials were often mid-scene and popped up too frequently, but hey, it was free.

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