The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Director: Darren Aronofsky Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

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Overview

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. The Wrestler snagged two Oscar nominations, one for Best Actor (Rourke) and one for Best Supporting Actress (Tomei).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2009
UPC: 0024543574996
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Fox Searchlight
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 28,878

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Within the Ring - A No-Holds-Barred One-on-One with Wrestlers and Filmmakers; ; "The Wrestler" Music Videos

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rourke Randy "The Ram" Robinson
Marisa Tomei Cassidy
Evan Rachel Wood Stephanie Robinson
Ernest Miller The Ayatollah
Todd Barry Wayne
Judah Friedlander Scott
Donnetta Lavinia Grays Jen
Mark Margolis Lenny
Wass Stevens Nick
Armin Amiri Doctor
Gregg Bello Larry

Technical Credits
Darren Aronofsky Director,Producer
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Jim Black Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicolas Cage Producer
Suzanne Smith Crowley Casting
Scott Franklin Producer
Tim Grimes Production Designer
Mark Heyman Co-producer
Gabe Hilfer Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Ishii Sound/Sound Designer
Clint Mansell Score Composer
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
Agnes Mentre Executive Producer
Matt Munn Art Director
Jacob Ribicoff Sound/Sound Designer
Jennifer Roth Executive Producer
Robert Siegel Screenwriter
Mary Vernieu Casting
Andrew Weisblum Editor
Amy Westcott Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wrestler
1. Main Titles [2:34]
2. Twenty Years Later [4:50]
3. Living on the Edge [2:03]
4. Choreographing The Match [3:12]
5. Weekend Warriors [5:17]
6. The Lovely Cassidy [5:31]
7. Keeping It Going [3:43]
8. The Staple Gun [7:26]
9. It's Your Heart [4:17]
10. Welcome Home [4:09]
11. Can We Talk? [3:22]
12. Trying to Connect [3:10]
13. A Few Autographs [2:41]
14. Feeling Good [4:04]
15. Go With Your Gut [5:38]
16. Deli Man [5:35]
17. Just Hanging Out [2:09]
18. Let's Party [4:56]
19. Never Again! [6:04]
20. Falling Apart [5:16]
21. Back In the Game [3:21]
22. This Is Where I Belong [3:12]
23. The Main Event [4:39]
24. End Titles [7:38]

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