The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Director: Jim Westman Cast: H.B. Haggerty, Bill Robinson, Ed Asner


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In this made-for-TV movie, honest wrestling promoter Frank Bass (Ed Asner) must struggle to foil the efforts of some lowlife wrestlers who are attempting to profit from a fixed fight.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2001
UPC: 0096009002992
Original Release: 1973
Rating: PG-13
Source: Echo Bridge
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 53,648

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene index; Quiz

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
H.B. Haggerty Bartender
Bill Robinson Actor
Ed Asner Frank Bass
Elaine Giftos Debbie
Verne Gagne Mike Bullard
James Blears Himself
Superstar Billy Graham Themselves
Sam Menecker Mobster
Sarah Miller Betty Bullard
Harold Sakata Odd Job
Dusty Rhodes Himself
Dick Murdoch Himself

Technical Credits
Jim Westman Director
Howard Arthur Score Composer,Songwriter
William Allen Castleman Score Composer
Neal Chastain Editor
W.R. Frank Producer
Verne Gagne Executive Producer
Eugene Gump Screenwriter
Gil Hubbs Cinematographer
Art Levinson Asst. Director
Bill Loose Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [5:43]
2. Miss Bullard [7:23]
3. Billy Taylor [9:20]
4. Violent Wresling [7:10]
5. The Reporter [4:23]
6. Confession [7:51]
7. Dick & Dusty [5:00]
8. The Boys Club [5:54]
9. Mike's Firm [8:55]
10. Tough Decision [18:09]
11. Match it! [7:33]
12. Final Combat [14:27]

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The Wrestler 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Wrestler is worth watching if you are an old school wrestling fan or someone who is really into the history of pro wrestling. Man, you can tell Verne Gagne had final approval over this piece of work. He's all over the place! This movie is 30-years-old and Ric Flair is seen wrestling in a scene where Gagne is reviewing some film although Slick Ric is never mentioned by name. Another cool scene shows Vince McMahon Sr. and a lot of other old wrestling promoters who are now booking matches in the sky. Well, maybe a place a little warmer than that. Funniest moments involve Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdoch in a bar fight with some karate guys. If you are a wrestling fan it's worth watching. If not you would have to be a serious Ed Asner fan to want to even give this one a look.