The Wrestler Movie

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Who's Involved:

Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Darren Aronofsky, Ernest Miller, Robert Siegel, Todd Barry

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 45 m

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An over-the-hill wrestler returns to the ring for one last shot at glory.

The Wrestler Plot: What's the story?

Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life -- trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling. Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring.

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The Wrestler Cast: Who are the actors?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Wrestler?

  1. Awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Nicholas Cage was originally approached to star in the film, but ultimately left the project.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Wrestler?

A look at the The Wrestler behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Darren Aronofsky last directed mother! and Noah. The film's writer Darren Aronofsky last wrote mother! and Noah.


Darren Aronofsky

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Production Timeline: When did the The Wrestler come together?

On or about December 12, 2008 • The film was in Completed status.

The Wrestler Release Date: When was it released?

The Wrestler was released in 2008 on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in 4 theaters. There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including Nothing but the Truth.
United States
December 17, 2008 New York / Los Angeles
United States
January 9, 2009
January 9, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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