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105 min.
Release Date
December 17, 2008 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
April 21, 2009
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105 minutes
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Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug use

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... Full synopsis »

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Mickey Rourke, scarred, gruff and almost unrecognizable from his former glory, makes the comeback of a lifetime in what could be the best movie of the year, Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler. A sad, somber tale about a washed up wrestler trying to start a relationship with a stripper and resurrect his floundering career with his daughter, The Wrestler is a mesmerizing tale of a shattered man scorned by life and a past that brought him everything yet destroyed everything as well. Full movie review »
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