The Wrestler [DVD] [2008]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.65 out of 5 stars.
4.6
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (52 out of 52)

Special Features

  • Within the Ring - A No-Holds-Barred One-on-One with Wrestlers and Filmmakers
  • "The Wrestler" Music Videos
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Wrestler
His sense of identity fading into nothingness after the spotlights dim and he experiences a close brush with mortality, a retired wrestler begins to evaluate his life while considering the comeback that could very well kill him in director Darren Aronofsky's poignant portrait of an introspective former superstar in the twilight of his career. Back in his heyday, wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was an icon in the ring. His image immortalized in action figures and video games, he would headline arenas across the globe. Twenty years later, those glory days have passed, and Randy is forced to earn his keep by brawling before handfuls of fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. In the wake of a heart attack, the former icon attempts to earn a little extra cash while working in a deli and making an effort to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood). Yet, despite Randy's continued attempts at convincing local stripper Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) to settle down with him in his humble trailer, the ring still calls to him. Later, when the prospect of a high-profile rematch with his longtime nemesis presents itself, Randy is forced to weigh his mortality against his desire to hear the crowd roar one last time. The Wrestler snagged two Oscar nominations, one for Best Actor (Rourke) and one for Best Supporting Actress (Tomei). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mickey Rourke
    Mickey Rourke - Randy "The Ram" Robinson
  • Marisa Tomei
    Marisa Tomei - Cassidy
  • Evan Rachel Wood
    Evan Rachel Wood - Stephanie Robinson
  • Ernest Miller
    Ernest Miller - The Ayatollah
  • Todd Barry
    Todd Barry - Wayne

Overall Customer Rating

4.6 out of 54.6
52 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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