Ready to Rumble is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven Brill, which is based on Turner Broadcasting's now defunct professional wrestling promotion, World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The movie draws its title from ring announcer Michael Buffer's catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!" The movie features many wrestlers from WCW. Some countries such as Finland, Australia and Japan were only able to see direct-to-video premiere releases of this film.
Sal Bandini: Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants.
Gordie Boggs: What about Wendy? She digs you!
Sean Dawkins: No... she's too much like one of the guys.
Gordie Boggs: That's bad?
Sean Dawkins: That's gay.
Jimmy King: I just gave him a little flick!
Sean Dawkins: Well, he's your friend, right? And you can't turn your back on a friend!... Right?
|Release Date||5 April 2000|
|US Box Office||$12,000,000|
|Tagline||Sometimes two heads are simply more than one.|
|Filming Locations||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS|
|Film Class||Slapstick, Gross-Out Comedy, Sports Comedy|
|Mood||Just for Fun|
|Themes||Wrestling, Nothing Goes Right, Underdogs|
|Tones||Goofy, Slick, Flashy|