Body Slam (1987)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 21, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Harry Similac (Dirk Benedict) is a music promoter who must scramble to stay out of debt in this slapstick comedy. He hits upon the idea of becoming a wrestling promoter and steals Rick Roberts (Roddy Piper) from his former manager Captain Lou Milano (Lou Albano). He books his rock band Kick at the match and creates a new phenomena that combines wrestling with rock n' roll. Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty, and John Astin provide memorable comedy relief. Cameo appearances by wrestlers Ric Flair, Afa & Sika, Sheik Adnan Al Kaissy, Freddie Blassie, and Bruno Sammartino add further realism to this feature that recalls the rock-and-wrestling spectaculars of the early 1980s.

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wrestling-Greco-Roman, music-promoter, rags-to-riches, rock-music, sports, stars [celebrities]