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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper (Marisa Tomei), and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood). But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Cast: Mickey Rourke , Marisa Tomei , Evan Rachel Wood , Mark Margolis , Todd Barry , Wass Stevens , Judah Friedlander , Ernest Miller

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

The Wrestler (2008)

Release Date: December 17th, 2008|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • June 12, 2013 Mike
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    Let me say that for a portion of my life you could consider me as an insider when it comes to professional wrestling. This movie is the most accurate depiction of the real life people behind the characters of wrestling. A great piece of work.

  • December 02, 2009 mr rbi4u
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    For those who thought this film was boring and without "substance,"---look in the mirror. Clearly one of the best films of last year, and with acting of the highest caliber. The only problem I had with the movie was the wrestling scenes were difficult to watch. The destruction of those men for a piddling amount of money--though voluntary--is a grim reality I would rather do without.

  • May 26, 2009 God's child
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    A lot of dept to this film. I could relate to an aging professional and the hardache of life. Very good story.

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