The Wrestler

The Wrestler (2008)

Genres - Drama, Romance, Sports  |   Sub-Genres - Sport Film  |   Release Date - Sep 7, 2008  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. Production began in January 2008 and Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired rights to distribute the film in the U.S.; it was released in a limited capacity on December 17, 2008, and was released nationwide on January 23, 2009. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on April 21, 2009, in the United States. It was released in the United Kingdom on June 1, 2009.

Rourke plays an aging professional wrestler who, despite his failing health and waning fame, continues to wrestle in an attempt to cling to the success of his 1980s heyday. He also tries to mend his relationship with his estranged daughter and to find romance with a woman who works as a stripper.

The film received universal critical acclaim and won the Golden Lion Award in the 2008 Venice Film Festival in August, where it premiered. Film critic Roger Ebert called it one of the year's best films, while Rotten Tomatoes reported that 98% of critics gave the film positive reviews. The success of the film revitalized the career of Mickey Rourke, who went on to receive a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe award, an Independent Spirit Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Tomei also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Movie Info

Budget

$6,000,000

Box Office

$44,734,660

Themes

Tags

Barbed Wire, Cassidy, Cult, Fame, Heart Attack, Independent, Mind-Bending/Experimental, New Jersey, Randy, Redemption, Sports, Stripper, Supermarket, Wrestler, Wrestling

Attributes

Filming Location: New Jersey, New York City
Narrative Location: New Jersey
Subject: failing, human ageing, loneliness, professional wrestling
Time Period: 1999

Alternate Titles

A pankrátor
HU
Cīkstonis
LV
El luchador
AR, MX, PE, ES, UY
Güləşçi
AZ
Ha'mit'abek
IL
Hrvač
HR
Imtynininkas
LT
Le Lutteur
CA
Luptatorul
RO
Maadleja
EE
O Lutador
BR
O Wrestler
PT
Resurâ
JP
Rokoborec
SI
Şampiyon
TR
The Wrestler
AU, CA, CZ, EC, EG, FR, IN, IT, KR, NL, PH, SG, SK, ZA, SE, TH, GB, US
The wrestler
FI
The wrestler - painija
FI
The Wrestler - Ruhm, Liebe, Schmerz
DE
Võ Sĩ
VN
Wrestler
JP
Zapasnik
PL
Ο παλαιστής
GR
Кечистът
BG
Рвач
RS
Рестлер
RU, UA
レスラー
JP
力挽狂瀾
TW
拼命戰羊
HK
摔角手
CN
더 레슬러
KR