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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Lampley ...
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Boxing Announcer (voice)
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Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)
Anthony Bean ...
Dante Slate, Sr.
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Young Dante
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Joey the Bartender
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Shipyard Co-Worker
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Walter
BJ Guyer ...
Jabby the Puppet
Jen Kober ...
Tough Female Customer
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Mr. Sandpaper Hands
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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 [email protected]

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De Niro -vs- Stallone 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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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Grudge Match  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,310,000, 27 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,807,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,907,260
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Trivia

During Kid's training a Rocky (1976) picture is seen on the wall. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, there are signs at the Consol Energy Center for Pepsi Max. However, Pepsi is not sold at the Consol. Neither is Coca-Cola. RC Cola is the soft drink sold at the Consol. 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.64 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

20th Century Boy
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex (as T.Rex)
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group
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Better Than I Thought
29 December 2013 | by See 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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