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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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Peter Segal

Writers:

Tim Kelleher (screenplay), Rodney Rothman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Taglines:

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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alternate endings were filmed to avoid any spoilers or leaks. 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 Film 2017: Episode dated 21 January 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Here I Come
Written by Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (as Ahmir K. Thompson), Karl Jenkins, Malik Abdul-Basit (as Malik Smart), Richard Nichols and Tariq Trotter (as Tarik L. Collins)
Performed by The Roots featuring Malik Abdul-Basit & Dice Raw
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Great Christmas Movie - Excellent Cast And Lots Of Fun!
23 December 2013 | by kramercosmoSee all my reviews

I saw Grudge Match in an early screening and I (as most of the audience) had so much fun. This is a light hearted, nostalgic film with lots of great jokes and a fantastic cast.

Kevin Hart delivers, he fits just perfectly in his role. Alan Arkin steals the show in this one. He is so damn funny with his great one liners and his impressively cool acting. It is also great to see the beautiful Kim Basinger on the big screen again. De Niro and Stallone look 20 years younger than their real age when fighting in the ring, well choreographed fight scenes by the way. The physics of both Stallone and De Niro is just impressive. Most 30 year old would be more than happy to have a body like these two old-timers. There are some Rocky references in the film, and they are classy ones.

I find this to be the perfect film for the Christmas Days to have a great time at the movies. It certainly is not made to please the critics, it is made to entertain the audience and create a warm, nostalgic atmosphere. And without any doubt, the film delivers! Can't wait to see it with some friends on Christmas Day...


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