Body Slam (1987)
Directed by Hal Needham
Genres - Sports & Recreation, Music, Comedy | Sub-Genres - Sports Comedy | Release Date - Nov 21, 1986 (USA) | Run Time - 89 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - PG
Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
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.
wrestling-Greco-Roman, music-promoter, rags-to-riches, rock-music, sports, stars [celebrities]