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[ no cover image available ] Wrestler, The (2008)
2008

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Mickey Rourke
Marisa Tomei
Evan Rachel Wood
Todd Barry
Gregg Bello
Judah Friedlander

Running Time: 109m.

His sense of identity fading into nothingness after the spotlights dim and he experiences a close brush with mortality, a retired wrestler begins to evaluate his life while considering the comeback that could very well kill him in director Darren Aronofsky's poignant portrait of an introspective former superstar in the twilight of his career. Back in his heyday, wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was an icon in the ring. His image immortalized in action figures and video games, he would headline arenas across the globe. Twenty years later, those glory days have passed, and Randy is forced to earn his keep by brawling before handfuls of fans in high-school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. In the wake of a heart attack, the former icon attempts to earn a little extra cash while working in a deli and making an effort to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood). Yet, despite Randy's continued attempts at convincing local stripper Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) to settle down with him in his humble trailer, the ring still calls to him. Later, when the prospect of a high-profile rematch with his longtime nemesis presents itself, Randy is forced to weigh his mortality against his desire to hear the crowd roar one last time. (allmovie.com)

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DVD Special Features:

! Within the Ring - A No-Holds-Barred One-on-One with Wrestlers and Filmmakers

! "The Wrestler" Music Video, written & performed by Bruce Springsteen

Drama, psychological, culture, sports, Dean's List

USA, France

STATUS: IN (5 / 5)

Avg MEMBER Rating: 8.3